Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, in Delta state, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori escaped assassination on Sunday, says his Chief Press secretary, Mr Denis Otu.
Otu in a statement made available to newsmen yesterday said the incident occurred between Elume junction and Okuabude in Okpe local government area at about 9.05 pm, adding that a policeman in the guber candidate’s convoy sustain injuries.
He said Sheriff who is also Speaker of the state House of Assembly was returning from a political meeting in Sapele, adding that the exchange of fire between his security men and the suspected assassins lasted for about ten minutes.
Meantime, Vanguard gathered that the Elume end of the Warri-Sapele road has been a hot spot for kidnap activities in the state for over a year.
“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. The car which he was driving and security vehicles attached to the convoy were riddled with bullets in the incident that took place at about 9:05 pm.
“His brave security men rose to the occasion by engaging the suspected to be assassins in a duel which lasted for over ten minutes before the gunmen took to their heels and disappeared into the thick darkness of the night. Although no life was lost, one of the security men attached to the PDP governorship candidate sustained injuries.“