Chukwudi Ogbonna, the Accord Party candidate for the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area Constituency 2 in the upcoming Rivers State House of Assembly election, was abducted by unknown gunmen on Monday night.
According to reports, Mr. Ogbonna was driving near Port Harcourt when the gunmen intercepted his car at Rumuigbo community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of the state and forced him to stop. They further proceeded to kidnap him and fled the scene with his vehicle.
Ifeakachukwu Nwakiri, who is the candidate’s cousin’s brother, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Tuesday morning.
He claimed the kidnap was politically motivated.
Nwakiri stated that “They took him with his Mercedes car. We have reported the matter at the Kala Police station.”
He also called for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to consider suspending the State House of Assembly election for Onelga Constituency II pending the release of his brother.
“He was double crossed and taken to an unknown destination. Up until now we have not heard from him. So we don’t know where he has been taken to.
“Our plea and our call is to the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, the Commissioner of Police Director of DSS, NSCDC for all of them to swing into action to make sure they rescue Engineer Chukwudi Ogbonna.” He added