It was lamentation galore yesterday as the whole of Isiala Ngwa North LGA was thrown into mourning and sadness as a plot hatched in the House of a former Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly to scuttle the PDP Chairmanship Primaries which eventually held successfully at the LG Secretariat went out of control leading to the death of Mr. Onyenmaechi Onyenro, a staff in the office of the LG Transition Chairman,  who was burnt to death in the orchestrated arson of the office of the Chairman of that LGA.

 Trouble started when information got to a group who call themselves Leaders of the Ngwaukwu extraction of the LGA that they had lost out in the scheme of things as the list of delegates that emerged from the field during the Ward congress held on the 21st day of October 2016 had been validated by the State leadership of the PDP.

The meeting which was attended by one of the PDP Chairmanship aspirants, a former Speaker of the House of Assembly in whose house the meeting was held, one of the coordinators of the chairmanship aspirant and the Transition Chairman of the LGA resolved to burn down the office of the Transition Chairman of the Isiala Ngwa North LGA to create confusion which will lead to the abortion of the Primaries and allow room for the conspirators to re-strategize.

The former Speaker then mobilized four hoodlums who were driven by the Transition Chairman in an unmarked vehicle to the LG Secretariat accompanied by the former Speaker of ABHA.

According to reliable sources, the desperate LG Transition Chairman also saw an opportunity to cover up some fraudulent transactions he had incurred in anticipation of leaving office in December 2016 after barely four months in office. According to eye-witness accounts, upon arriving at the LG Party Secretariat, the four hoodlums alighted from the tinted Siena car carrying them, leaving the Transition Chairman, the former Speaker and the coordinator in the vehicle.

They stormed the office of the Chairman, poured petrol on the office and set it alight. The raging inferno caught up with one of the staff, Mr. Onyenmaechi Onyenro and he burnt to death. Other staff of the LG who were in the office as at the time of the attack also suffered severe burns with two of them, Ms. Amarachi Orioha and Ms. Florence Akwarandu severely burnt, and fighting for their life at the Federal Medical Center Umuahia were they were rushed to. Security operatives who were within the area arrested three of the assailants while the fourth ran into the Siena car and were whisked off by the Transition Chairman and his accomplices.

The arrested hoodlums have already made useful statements to security Agents who are now preparing to go after the ring leaders of this plot for murder & arson.

The T.C. Chairman has since absconded from the LGA abandoning his dead and injured staff to their fate. The PDP Primaries eventually held at the Woman Development Center of the Isiala Ngwa North LGA about five hours after the incident after security agents secured the entire LG Headquarters at Okpuala Ngwa.