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PDP senatorial candidate in Delta alleges assassination plot

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Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta Central district, Hon. Evelyn Omavowan Oboro, yesterday alerted of plots to assassinate her. Oboro, who is currently representing Okpe, Sapele and Uwvie Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, also accused the police of denying her protection, despite applying for it.

The lawmaker addressed the media to raise the alarm about the threats to her life and those of her supporters, while claiming that the police are working for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to her, while the police have denied her escorts in her campaigns, her main opponent in the APC, Ovie Omo-Agege had 13 trucks of policemen allocated to him and have been going about the district intimidating her supporters.Oboro further alleged that she has been receiving several calls from private numbers, warning her of plots to rig the elections in Omon-Agege’s favour.

But, the state Police Command said yesterday that the allegation of assassination plot by a politician of Oboro’s status was weighty and deserves urgent investigation. When contacted, Omo-Agege’s Director of Communication and Strategy, Mr. Godwin Anaughe, promised to send detailed reaction to Oboro’s claims, but as at press time, no such reaction had arrived.

The Delta State Police spokesman, Andrew Aniamaka, told The Guardian on phone, that if the lawmaker believes that her life is threatened, she would have drawn the attention of relevant authorities to it for a decisive action to be taken.On her being denied police escorts during campaigns, Aniamaka said if she went through the authorised process, police escorts would be allocated to her.He explained that the police have nothing against Evelyn Oboro, and therefore, would not intentionally deny her due entitlements, if she followed due process.


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