Tension Erupts As Gunmen Attack Atiku's Campaign Chairman in Wike's State

Tension Erupts As Gunmen Attack Atiku's Campaign Chairman in Wike's State

  • The chairman of the PDP presidential campaign council in Rivers state, Lee Maeba's residence has been attacked by unknown gunmen
  • The attackers reportedly came from a nearby street, shot sporadically at the entrance and made their way into the compound of the former senator
  • Neither the PDP, Rivers state government under Nyesom Wike, Atiku Abubakar, nor the police has commented on the attack

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Port Harcourt, Rivers - Some unknown gunmen on Thursday morning, December 8, attacked the resident of Senator Lee Maeba, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.

Maeba is the River state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign council, The Punch reported.

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Amid PDP crisis, unknown gunmen attack Atiku's campaign chairman in Rivers state Photo Credit: Atiku Abubakar, Nyesom Wike
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Details of the attack on the residence of Lee Maeba, PDP campaign chairman in Rivers state

According to a source, the attackers came from a nearby street, shot at his entrance and made their way into the senator's compound.

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According to the report, about 5 cars were destroyed while people in the compound, including the senator's relatives, ran for their dear lives.

At about 10:50am on Thursday, men of the Department of State Services (DSS), policemen and Maeba were seen driving into the residence.

It is yet to be ascertained who the sponsors of the attack are, as neither the police, PDP, nor the state had made comments about the development.

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The PDP had been in crisis since Atiku Abubakar emerged as the opposition's presidential candidate.

In the call for justice, fairness and equity, the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike and 4 other governors of the PDP are demanding the resignation of the party's national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, who had earlier promised to step down should a northerner emerged as PDP presidential candidate.

But Ayu had refused to do as he promised, and the aggrieved governors, known as G5 or Integrity Group, vowed not to support Atiku if Ayu did not resign.

Source: Legit.ng

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