The Abia State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Donatus Nwankpa has been kidnapped by gunmen in Umuahia.

Nwankpa was abducted by heavily armed gunmen around 10pm on Monday on the Isialangwa section of the Enugu-Aba Expressway while going to Aba from Umuahia in preparation for the president's visit on Tuesday.

Nwankpa was abducted alongside with his driver and one of his aides, Chigbu who were with him in the vehicle.

Before his abduction, the APC leader was said to have visited the bank on Monday to withdraw over 55 million naira from the account of one of the party’s senatorial candidates.

Nwankpa disbursed some of the money to committee members and suppliers for the event and left with some of the cash to Aba, which may have attracted the criminals.

ALSO READ: 2019: Jailed Ex- Governor To Lead Campaign For Sitting Governor

However, the APC in Abia State has accused Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of masterminding the abduction of its Chairman to cause confusion and destabilize arrangements for President Buhari’s visit.

Buhari will visit Abia and Imo States on Tuesday in continuation of his presidential campaign.

Buhari will land at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airpirt, Owerri, from where he would move to the stadium to address the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s supporters.

In Abia, Buhari will be led to the campaign ground by a former governor of Abia, Orji Uzor Kalu.

If you enjoyed reading this and our other stories, please, share with friends and loved ones.

WATCH THIS FUNNY NEWS ROUND AND LAUGH OFF STRESS CAUSED BY ISSUES IN NIGERIA