BY MAYOWA SAMUEL
The All Progressives Congress campaign coordinator for Ahoada-West Local Council of Rivers State, Chisom Lennard has been shot dead.
Lennard, who is also the Ward 10 leader of APC in the area, was shot while trying to prevent suspected hoodlums, dressed in Police camouflage, from hijacking election materials earlier yesterday.
Confirming the incident last night, the spokesman of the Rivers APC 2023 Campaign Council, Sogbeye Eli, said the miscreants opened fire on him and shot him dead immediately.
Eli said: “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 slaim 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.