Gunmen have shot dead the All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Coordinator in Ahoada-West Local Government Area of Rivers State, Chisom Lennard, hours after he was abducted.
Lennard was reportedly kidnapped by the gunmen dressed in police uniform while voting for the governorship and state House of Assembly elections was going on at Ibagwa Polling Unit 2 Ward 10 in Ahoada West LGA.
The APC chieftain, it was gathered, tried to stop the gunmen from snatching election materials when he was whisked away in a commando fashion.
The State APC Publicity Secretary, Darlington Nwauju, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.
Nwauju stated, “He was abducted from his polling unit during the voting process and taken away.
“Nobody knew where they took him to. It was later in the evening of Saturday that his body was discovered.
“He was APC LGA caretaker chairman and was a PhD student at the Rivers State University.”
Late Lennard’s body was riddled with bullets in a pool of his own blood along the Ibueahi-Ubeta road in Ahoada+West LGA of the state.
The late APC chieftain was an estate surveyor and a former board member of the Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority during the tenure of Rotimi Amaechi.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the state Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, said she will find out from the Ahoada Area command and get back to our correspondent.
Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.