The Rivers State Governor, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, escaped death on Thursday in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state when gunmen, suspected to be political thugs loyal to the Peoples Democratic, fired gunshots at him.
Amaechi is of the All Progressives Congress.
Two members of the APC were said to have been seriously injured during the incident, which happened at about 6pm.
This was during a door-to-door ward campaign in the area.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, David Iyofor, confirmed this development.
Iyofor said the thugs threw bottles, stones and other dangerous objects at Amaechi and his entourage.
He said: “This evening, gunshots were fired at the Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi at Rumuolumeni, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area by PDP thugs.
“Obio/Akpor is the home of the PDP governorship candidate in the state, Nyesom Wike. The thugs attacked the governor and his entourage with bottles, stones and various dangerous objects. Then gunshots were fired at the governor.
“When the governor was leaving the community, bonfire was set up on the road to prevent him from leaving. More gunshots were fired at his convoy. Amaechi was on door-to-door ward campaign in the state.”