Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Delta state, Sheriff Oborevwori, has escaped assassination attempt by gunmen.

According to a statement, yesterday, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Dennis Otu, Oborevwori’s convoy was ambushed on Sunday by gunmen, who opened fire on them along Warri-Sapele expressway.

The state PDP governorship candidate, who is also the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, was returning from Sapele to Osubi, when the attack occurred.

Otu stated:

“ The car, which he was driven in and security vehicles attached to the convoy, were riddled with bullets in the attack that took place about 9:05 p.m. He had gone to Sapele for political meetings and on his way back to Osubi, the unknown gunmen ambushed the convoy and launched a heavy attack on him, spraying his car and back-up vehicles with bullets. Only the grace of God and the fact that he was riding in a bullet-proof car saved his life.”

“His brave security men rose to the occasion by engaging the suspected assassins in a duel, which lasted for over ten minutes before the gunmen took to their heels and disappeared into the thick darkness of the night. Although no life was lost, one of the security men attached to the PDP governorship candidate sustained injuries.”

“The matter has been reported to the police for further investigation.”

According to the statement, this is the second time suspected assassins made an attempt on the life of the governorship candidate.

The first was on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, when he escaped attempt on his life by assassins disguised as police officers along Warri/Sapele Highway, while on his way to Koko, Warri North Council of the state for the commissioning of the ultra modern floating market in Ogheye.

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