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Imo Guber: Gunmen attack, shoot PDP Candidate, Anyanwu’s convoy

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Gunmen have allegedly attacked the convoy of Samuel Anyanwu, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s governorship election in Imo State.

The attack took place in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State on Saturday.

SaharaReporters gathered that the convoy was ambushed by heavily armed men who opened fire on his convoy from all directions around 5 pm.

Some of his aides were said to have sustained varying degrees of injury.

Senator Samuel Anyanwu is said to have managed to escape.

Videos obtained by SaharaReporters show the vehicles in the convoy including two security cars were riddled with bullets.

Samuel Anyanwu, while addressing journalists, called for the cancellation of the election.

He said INEC and security agents failed in their constitutional responsibility to deliver credible elections to the people of the state.

He said that instead, the security agents protected INEC staff as APC members rewrote the results.

Anyanwu vowed not to accept the results of the poll.

He said: “I have evidence that one of the thugs is a member of the House of Assembly.

“In the process of snatching the ballot boxes, the lawmaker’s Identity Card fell off, and I have it here with me.

“I call on INEC to consider the available evidence and cancel the results of elections in the affected areas.”

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