Anambra guber: APC candidate escapes gunshot | Dailytrust

Anambra guber: APC candidate escapes gunshot

Senator Andy Uba
Senator Andy Uba

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 6 governorship poll in Anambra State, Senator Andy Uba, on Saturday escaped a shooting.

The incident happened during a rally at the Ekwulobia Township Stadium in Aguata Local Government Area when a policeman on duty accidentally fired a gunshot.

A cameraman who was close to the scene said the cop was drunk as alcohol was oozing out of his mouth.

Daily Trust on Sunday gathered that a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police who was at the occasion had taken up the matter, with a view to ensuring disciplinary action against the erring policeman.

When contacted on telephone, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Chris Owolabi, said he was awaiting official report on the matter.

Uba, who later addressed the crowd, said he was in the governorship race to liberate the state from the shackles of underdevelopment it had been subjected to over the years by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

He said Anambra became liberated the day President Muhammadu Buhari handed the party flag to him in Aso Rock.

“My first assignment is thes Enugu-Onitsha road; it is impassable. Work will begin on the road immediately. That is the essence of belonging at the centre,” he said.

He urged his supporters to moblise for the party’s victory at the poll, saying the power to win election resides with the electorate.


Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. Sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
Zenith Bank
Media Trust Ltd

Please send details of your bank transfer to the email or Whatsapp number below so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410