Abua/Odual LG Boss Allegedly Beaten at Meeting with Wike, Aide Denies

Multiple sources have informed City News that a stakeholders meeting held at the instance of Governor Nyesom Wike at his private residence in Port Harcourt to resolve some internal party issues in Abua-Odual Local Government Area, has ended in a fiasco as a certain close ally to the governor reportedly engaged the Council Chairman, Hon. Daniel O. Daniel in a fisticuff.

Our correspondent reports that the incident happened on December 27 and is now trending on social media, more than a week after it occurred.

A source who was present in the meeting informed City News that Daniel had angered some stakeholders in the meeting when he allegedly failed to offer convincing defence for not “carrying them along” in his administration.

According to the source, some prominent figures in the party had accused the Chairman of sidelining them in the administration of the LGA.

“Another issue that triggered the fight in the meeting was the appeal of the Lawmaking representing the LGA to return for a second tenure in 2023,” the source said.

City News gathered the party leaders defied the presence of the governor and Senator Betty Apiafi who was also reportedly present in the meeting and aggressively attacked the council Chairman, allegedly calling him “an idiot”.

Another witness alleged the altercation between the governor’s aide and the Chairman snowballed into a fight after the meeting ended with tempers still flying high, and the Chairman was allegedly beaten.

But an aide to the council Chairman who was present at the meeting but craved anonymity debunked the report that his boss was involved in a fight and was beaten.
He however confirmed that there was heated argument in the meeting which led to derogatory exchange of words.