Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential campaign rally in Rivers State, the Director General of the party’s Campaign Council in the state, Dr. Abiye Sekibo on Thursday escaped assassination.
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 on Thursday night.
He was on his way to the proposed venue of the party’s presidential rally when the gunmen attacked his vehicle.
Sekibo who confirmed the incident at a news briefing on Friday said his car was riddled with bullets and the venue of the proposed rally, set on fire while policemen watched the inferno.
“As we approached the site, those policemen who were watching the fire opened fire on our vehicle. I looked at the Hilux vehicles, they were police Hilux vehicles attached to the Governor of Rivers State.”