The Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council in Rivers State, Dr. Abiye Sekibo, narrowly escaped assassination on Thursday midnight.
It was gathered that some gunmen suspected to be political thugs, dressed in police uniform, opened fire on the campaign DG’s Land Cruiser bulletproof jeep at Rainbow Town in Port Harcourt.
He was on his way to the proposed venue of the party’s presidential rally when the gunmen attacked his vehicle.
Confirming the incident at a news conference on Friday, Sekibo said his car was riddled with bullets and the venue of the proposed rally was set ablaze while policemen looked on.
“As we approached the site, those policemen who were watching the inferno opened fire on our vehicle. I looked at the Hilux vehicles, they were police Hilux vehicles attached to the Governor of Rivers State.”