Campaign director of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ahoada West Local Council of Rivers, Chisom Lennard, has been shot dead by thugs disguised in police camouflage. 

Mr Lennard, a Ward 10 leader in the area and a former board member of the Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority under ex-Governor Rotimi Amaechi, was killed on Saturday as he tried to prevent the thugs from hijacking ballot boxes and other election materials. 

The spokesman of the Rivers APC 2023 Campaign Council, Sogbeye Eli, confirmed the incident to Guardian Newspaper last night. 

“Yes, it is true, our Campaign Coordinator for Ahoada-West Local Government Area of Rivers State, Chisom was shot dead as he tried to stop the miscreants, dressed in police uniform, who tried to snatch election materials. They opened fire on him and killed him.

“The slain Chisom Lennard of Ubeta community in Ahoada West LGA of Rivers State was until his death today at the governorship and state House of Assembly elections, the Ward 10 Leader of the APC and Tonye Cole Campaign Coordinator for Ahoada West Local Council,” he added.

Police spokesperson in Rivers, Grace Iringe-Koko, told Peoples Gazette that she could not comment on the matter.