Seven days to Ward Congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, a chairmanship aspirant, Mr. Silas Buowe, has reportedly escaped, by the whiskers, an assassination attempt on him by suspected assassins.
The chairmanship aspirant, who’s the founder of Faith Teaching Bible Church, was allegedly shot at Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South Local Government Area on Wednesday.
Buowe, who was a former member of the Delta State House of Assembly according to BigPen Online, was shot at a close-range in his abdomen along Emiye road at Oleh.
A witness and relative said he was at Forest Holiday Hotel area in Emiye road for a haircut when the unknown assassins, who were laying an ambush, opened fire on his vehicle.
The relative disclosed that the aspirant, who has a large APC follower in the state, was intercepted by the assailants who riddled his car with bullets.
“He went to Forest Holiday Hotel area to have a haircut when they attacked him. After the haircut, just as he was about leaving with his car, one Jetta car blocked him and opened fire on him.
“Because of the closeness of the assailant who pulled the trigger, the bullet hit him in the stomach and pierced through his back,” the relative, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed.
The victim was said to have been rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Warri, but now in critical condition, as doctors are said to be battling for his life.
The medical doctors were said to have operated on him on Thursday morning in order to extract bullets from his body and treat wounds sustained from the gunshot.
One of the doctors said the victim sustained some fractions and some of his intestines were affected by the bullet.
Buowe, it will be recalled, represented Isoko South Constituency II in the state’s House of Assembly from 2003 to 2007.
He officially registered his membership with the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) in November 2016 at his country home, Umeh and was later received into the APC fold around March 2017.
Buowe, who was the Financial Director of the Mainstream Delta APC before joining the APC chairmanship, the race is the founder of Faith Teaching Bible Church.
He is said to be a leading contestant for the Chairmanship position in the forthcoming APC’s State Congress, where new members of the state executive committee will emerge.
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