- Imo state senatorial aspirant, Ndubuisi Emenike, is shot dead by his own security officer of the NSCDC
- Emenike was shot after the NSCDC official accidentally fired his rifle at a function in the Isiala Mbano local government area of Imo state
- The politician was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, where he died after doctors tried to save his life
An officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps officer (NSCDC) has reportedly shot dead Ndubuisi Emenike, a senatorial candidate in Imo state.
The Nation newspaper reports that Emenike was shot dead on Sunday evening, January 26, when his security aide from the NSCDC mistakenly fired his rifle at a function in the Isiala Mbano local government area of Imo state.
The decease, a senatorial candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) during the 2019 election, was reported to be one of those aspiring to occupy the Imo north senatorial district seat (Okigwe Zone) which became vacant following the death of Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, who died six months after the inauguration.
A source said the politician was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, where he died after doctors battled in vain to keep him alive.
The incident has been confirmed by the Imo state police command.
Meanwhile, in another twist to the Imo state saga, sacked Emeka Ihedioha is set to approach the Supreme Court.
This will be in effort to seek a review of its judgment of January 14, 2019.
This was disclosed in Abuja by Dr. Manzo Abubakar, an associate of the sacked governor. According to him, Ihedioha’s decision to approach the apex court will also help deepen the nation’s democracy.
In another report, a coalition of civil society organisation has called for a United States of America visa ban on all Supreme Court justices over the judgment delivered by the apex court on the Imo state governorship election appeal.
The Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution accused the judges of using their position to undermine Nigeria's democracy for political interest.
He said that with this, democratic means of ensuing justice will also be explored.
Meanwhile, the new governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, has attended his first National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja.
The Imo governor after the meeting told newsmen he will continue ruling the state from where his predecessor stopped.
He promised to give his best just as he made reference to his manifesto which he said contains his plans for the state
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