– The unnamed man was reportedly shot dead after allegedly struggling for the way with the cnvoy
– The convoy was said to have been on the way to the mega rally at Onitsha when the incidence occurred
– Nwoye beat Senator Andy Uba to emerge APC’s candidate in the November 18 Anambra governorship polls
Reports in southeast say a private motorist was killed on Friday, October 20 during the launch of the campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Tony Nwoye.
According to a Facebook user, Okutalukwe Chioma Jennifer who posted the report, the man was reportedly shot dead by policemen in the security detail of Nwoye after he blocked the road of the convoy heading to the rally.
“According to an eye witness Mrs Onuorabuchi Okafor said the reason why the man was killed is because the man mistakenly block APC candidate Tony Wonye’s convey on the holdup and the police shot him in his Toyota Camry,” a saddened Jennifer wrote.
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An eyewitness claimed he appeared to have been struggling for the way with the convoy before he was shot.
The occurrence caused an uproar on social media with many arguing against and some for the actions of the security officials.
We recalls that Tony Nwoye, a member of the House of Representatives, emerged winner of the Anambra state APC governorship primary election on Sunday, August 27.
Nwoye scored 2,146 votes to defeat his nearest rival Senator Andy Uba who got 931 votes.
Nwoye was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last governorship election in the state where he lost out.