An All Progressive Congress (APC) chairmanship aspirant has been murdered.

Jeremiah Oghoveta who was contesting in Saturday's Ward Congress for Ward 10 (Jeremiah III) in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, was stabbed to deat following an unprovoked attack on him by a yet to be identified member of his party.

The incident was said to have occurred prior to the commencement of the APC congress to elect an executive committee for the party at the ward level.

The incident occurred near God’s Grace Ministry at Okwagbe Town.

Oghoveta, in his late 30s, was stabbed on the neck

A source says the party leader was stabbed by the assailant while waiting for materials and party officials to arrive for the conduct of the congress, adding that there was already a harmonised list of executive members to douse tension before the unprovoked attack occured.

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