The House of Representatives candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ika federal constituency, Mr Sebastian Okoh, on Friday, escaped being assassinated when unknown gunmen invaded his residence and riddled the entire place with bullets.
The candidate, while narrating his ordeal, said he was in the house with his family when the bullets started raining down on his building, causing severe damage to windows and vehicles parked in and outside the compound.
The former aide of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who resigned his appointment and joined the APC to vie for the House of Representatives seat, said the attempt to kill him and his household was to put a stop to the liberation agenda.
According to him, the Ika federal constituency’s liberation agenda he is championing was a divine project to provide people-oriented leadership.
While thanking God for saving his life and his family from the war-like invasion that lasted for several minutes, he appealed to his supporters for calm, adding that God had saved and preserved him for a purpose.
Okoh said he had earlier reported to the Agbor Area Command of the Nigerian Police of some suspected movements in the community.
Meanwhile, indigenes of Umunede community, in Ika North East Local Government Area, hometown of Sebastian Okoh, had taken to the streets in wild protest, to express their anger over the attempted assassination of the politician.
But the Agbor Area Police Commander, ACP Cordelia Ikejiani had visited the community and politician’s compound and assured that the Nigerian Police will carry out detailed investigations.