The All Progressives Governorship aspirant Tonye Princewill has said that he is “a target for elimination” after gunmen invaded his Port Harcourt GRA home on Friday, four days after he declared to contest the governorship election in Rivers State, gradually gaining notoriety for election violence.
Princewill stated in a statement that the invasion was an “assassination attempt”, adding that he was clearly the “target”.
He said the incident occured in the early hours of Friday and the invaders searched rooms suspected to be his own.
The governor aspirant linked the attack to the forthcoming elections, noting that the gunmen took nothing except the CCTV recorder hard drive which indicated that he was a “target for elimination”.
The statement read,” I can confirm that in the early hours of this morning my house was broken into.
“The target was clearly 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, that 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.