- APC chieftain, Destiny Chibuike Ukauwa, calls on the police authority in Abia state to investigate an attempt on his life by unknown gunmen
- The politician accuses his political opponents of being behind the attack
- Ukauwa says no attack can deter him from vying for the governorship seat in Abia state
A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state, Destiny Chibuike Ukauwa, has reportedly escaped an attempt on his life by unknown gunmen.
Ukauwa, who called on the police authority in the state to investigate the attack, said his escape from the suspected hired killers was nothing short of miraculous, The Nation reports.
The APC chieftain said the failed attack on him occurred along BCA Road in Umuahia last week when four men operating in a Camry car attempted to double cross and shot him.
He alleged that the attack was sponsored by his political opponents due to his aspiration to govern Abia and his consistent criticism of the PDP in the state.
"I’m in a deep fear. Because I know the plot to assassinate me has to do with my ambition to vie for governorship seat of Abia come 2019. I strongly believe that this attack is coming from the ruling PDP in the state," he said.
“It happened two days ago around 8:00pm as I was driving towards BCA road, Umuahia. Some men about four of them followed me up, I stopped, they also stopped and double crossed me. Before I knew what was happening, I heard sound of gunshots everywhere; it was only through God’s grace that I escaped."
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Ukauwa expressed the fears that he could be attacked again and called on the police in the state to investigate the alleged attempt on his life.
The politician stated that he would not be deterred by harassment and intimidation in vying for the governorship seat of the state.
In another report, a former governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has maintained that President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term ambition poses no threat to the chances of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election.
Lamido who is a presidential aspirant of the PDP made the statement on Saturday, November 11, in an interview with the Sun newspapers.
The former governor said his party does not care who the APC fields in the 2019 presidential election because the PDP is more than two-third.
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