A Peoples Democratic Party chieftain and agent in the governorship and House of Assembly elections in Ebonyi State, Oyibo Nwani, was on Saturday shot dead by thugs who stormed his polling unit in the Onicha Local Government Area of the state.

Onicha LGA is where the PDP governorship candidate, Chief Ifeanyi Odii, hails from.

It was gathered that the thugs allegedly came to snatch ballot boxes as youths and other electorate made frantic efforts to resist them.


As the altercation ensued, the PDP chieftain, who held a ballot box so tightly, was shot in the head.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the killing.