Tension Erupts as PDP Governorship Candidate Escapes Assassination
- The PDP governorship candidate in Delta state, Sheriff Oborevwori, has escaped an assassination attempt on his life
- Oborevwori, who is also the speaker of the state house of assembly, was allegedly attacked by unknown gunmen along the Warri-Sapele road in the state on Sunday
- Dennis Otu, the chief press secretary to the governorship hopeful, disclosed that Oborevwori went to Sapele for a political meeting and was returning to Osubi when the incident took place
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Asaba, Delta - Sheriff Oborevwori, the Delta state's Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) governorship candidate, survived an assassination attempt on Sunday, March 12.
According to The Cable, the shooters attacked the governorship hopeful along the Warri-Sapele highway when he was going to Osubi in the Okpe local government area of the state.
Details of gunmen attack on PDP governorship candidate in Delta state
Dennis Otu, the chief press secretary to Oborevwori, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, March 14, adding that a “bulletproof car saved the life” of the state house of assembly speaker.
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The statement reads in part:
“The convoy of the Delta state PDP governorship candidate, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, on Sunday, March 12th, 2023 came under heavy attack from unknown gunmen between Elume junction and Okuabude in Okpe Local Government Area of the State.”
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The statement further revealed that the incident happened around 9:05 pm on Sunday, adding that the shooters rained bullets on the vehicle conveying the governorship candidate and security vehicles attached to it.
Otu maintained that the gubernatorial candidate went to Sapele for political meetings, and the attack happened as he was returning to Osubi.
He was ambushed by the unknown gunmen who sprayed his car and other backup cars with bullets.
While noting that the incident has been reported to the police, Otu added that the grace of God and the bulletproof car saved the PDP governorship candidate.
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