Armed men numbering over 10 opened fire on the
convoy of Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State
in Port Harcourt, the state capital. The governors
escorts returned fire and repelled the attack. Premium Times reports that at least two people
were injured in the attack which occurred Thursday
evening. The governor’s spokesperson, David Iyofor, said
“thugs” shot at the governor in Rumuolumeni,
Obio Akpor, area of Port Harcourt. Obio Akpor is the home of the Peoples Democratic
Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Nyesom Wike. Mr. Wike is locked in a long-drawn feud with the
governor over the choice of Mr. Amaechi’s
successor. The governor was in Obio Akpor to campaign for the
candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, his
office said, blaming the attack on the opposition PDP.