President Muhammadu Buhari was due for a campaign visit to Abia State on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

Few hours to the date, a major and unfortunate incident happened.

It is the Abia State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Donatus Nwamkpa, that was reportedly kidnapped while on his way to Aba, the commercial hub of the state by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.

Nwamkpa was kidnapped together with one of his aides along Osisioma Local Government Area axis of Aba/Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway around 11pm.

Confirming the incident on Tuesday, APC Publicity Secretary in the state, Benedict Godson said the party knew that there were plots to disrupt it’s rally and the visit of the President today by the opposition, but never expected that it would get to the level of kidnapping the state chairman.

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“We are aware there was a plot to disrupt today’s visit by the President, but we never expected this.

“Our chairman was kidnapped and up till now, we’ve not heard from him.

“We know that there are some persons in the opposition party who might have done this in collaboration with some persons in our own party and we are telling them that this is not the right way to play politics.

“But their actions cannot stop our governorship candidate, Dr. Uche Sampson Ogah, from winning in Abia.

“We plead with his abductors to release him, for he means well for Abia State, and we are sure that our chairman will be back soon because he’s a good man and a man of God.”

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