By Abimbola Ogunnaike
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Coordinator in Ahoada-West Local Government Area of Rivers State, Chisom Lennard, has been shot dead few hours after being abducted.
The state APC Publicity Secretary, Darlington Nwauju confirmed the incident to a national newspaper on Sunday, 18 March, 2023.
“He was abducted from his polling unit during the voting process and taken away. Nobody knew where they took him to. It was later yesterday evening (Saturday) that his body was discovered. He was the APC LGA caretaker chairman and a PhD student at the Rivers State University,” Nwauju said.
Late Lennard’s body was found in a pool of blood and riddled with bullets along the Ibueahi-Ubeta road in Ahoada West LGA of the state.
It was gathered that Lennard was kidnapped by the gunmen dressed in police uniform while voting during the governorship and state House of Assembly elections at Ibagwa polling unit 2, Ward 10 in Ahoada West LGA.
The APC chieftain had tried to stop the gunmen from snatching election materials when he was whisked away in a commando fashion.
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.