Some gunmen suspected to be assassins have reportedly killed a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Jeremiah Ogboveta, who was contesting for the chairmanship of a ward in the party’s congresses currently on-going.
Ogboveta, according to Vanguard, was contesting for Jeremi ward III in Ughelli South local government area of the state.
The report quoted security sources as saying that the incident happened in the morning of Saturday, May 5, the date fixed for the exercise.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari is also participating in the ward congress, but he is doing this in Katsina state.
The president, on Friday, May 4, arrived his country home, Daura to participate in the exercise at Sarkin Yara A ward slated for Saturday, May 5.
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Sarkin Yara A consists of 15 polling stations and 26 party executives. According to Leadership, the presidential jet conveying him touched down at Umaru Musa Ya’Adua Airport, Katsina state at exactly 4:28 pm and shortly after, President Buhari was conveyed in a police chopper to Daura.
At the time of this report, the president had arrived the polling unit Sarkin Yara A Ward of Daura local government area of Katsina state for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress.
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