The Delta State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Nwaoboshi, has insisted that “it is now an eye for an eye with Mariam Ali”, member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT).
Nwanboshi said in a telephone interview that he has consulted his lawyers with a view to seeking legal redress and would no longer watch the woman throw dirt at him.
Supporters of Ali earlier threatened to drag the party’s chairman to court except he (Nwaoboshi) apologised over an assault on the BoT member earlier within 14 days.
This development came on the heels of several moves by some elders of the ruling party to get the warring party leaders to a cease fine.
Trouble started weeks ago at the PDP secretariat in Asaba when disagreement ensured between Ali and Nwaboshi where both were said to have assaulted each other.
In the midst of the development, hundreds of women in Asaba protested round the streets of the city and to the Asagba of Asaba’s palace and others over what they described as inhuman treatment allegedly meted out on one of their daughters, Ali.
They threatened to drag the party’s chairman to court except he apologized within 14 days.
Failure to do so, according to them, will make him to face the wrath of Asaba gods, the protesting women vowed.
Leader of the protesters, Mordi Chukwudi, said it was a taboo that a married Asaba woman with the status of Ali was allegedly beaten up in Asaba without regards to the emotions of the indigenes, adding that it was an act that in time past would have resulted in an inter community war, as they do not want to go to war with the people of Ibusa.