The Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, Amadi Osaronu, has been abducted by gunmen
The State APC Publicity Secretary, Darlington Nwauju, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, said Osaronu was abducted on Wednesday in his residence at Aluu, by gunmen dressed in police uniforms.
“No amount of intimidation and arm-twisting will change the outcome of the March 18 which would be a resounding defeat for the Peoples Democratic Party”, he said.
While the State Police Command has not issued any statement on the incident, DIPLOMATIC DIARY reports that the abduction is coming barely 24 hours after Chukwudi Ogbonna, a candidate of the Accord Party (AP) for the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area Constituency 2 in the Rivers State House of Assembly for the March 18 election, was kidnapped by gunmen.
Ogbonna was reportedly kidnaped while driving in his car at Rumuigbo, near Port Harcourt on Monday night when the gunmen forced him to stop and whisked him away in his car.