The residence of Tonye Princewill, an ally of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was attacked by gunmen on Friday morning.
The All Progressives Congress chieftain disclosed that the gunmen after breaking into his residence headed straight for a room they thought was his, broke in but didn’t meet him.
According to Princewill, the invaders did not take any valuables from his house but took away the hard drive of his CCTV recorder.
He alleged that the attack on his residence was politically motivated, adding that those who cannot win the election may have devised another means to achieve their goals.
The APC chieftain in the statement wrote, “In the early hours of this morning, my house was broken into. The target was me, as the intruders headed straight for what they thought was my room, broke in and met my absence. Nothing of value was taken, except the hard drive of the CCTV recorder, which leads me to conclude, they had only one objective – My elimination”
“I want to thank God that the devil is a liar and His children will always be protected. Thankfully I am well and nobody in my household was hurt, but this is a stark reminder that the 2023 political season has started and those who can not win on the field, will seek other ways to attain power. It may have worked in the past, but not here and not now.
“Let me assure my good wishers and my supporters that this incident has not deterred me, rather it has made me more committed to their cause. A more peaceful Rivers state, where all can sleep with both eyes closed and our youths can engage in meaningful activities, that can put food on their family’s tables. The brick house is still our destination.
“We are a threat to someone. That person and their group of persons will soon be exposed. In the meantime, I ask for your prayers and your support and some privacy. Any additional detail we have will be released to you via the security agencies. Let them do their jobs. Men from the security agencies are currently on the scene and I have every confidence that justice will be done.”
This article was originally published on Nigeria News