Andy Uba, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Anambra gubernatorial race has reportedly escaped a police gunshot during a rally in Aguata Local Government Area of the state.
According to reports, Uba was addressing supporters at the Ekwulobia Township Stadium when the incident happened.
A television cameraman who was close to the officer who accidentally fired his gun said he thinks the policeman was drunk.
“A stunned Uba was heard saying in confusion: “My friend what is it? What is it?”
A television cameraman who was close to the cop told our correspondent that he suspected the policeman was drunk.
Another bystander, said “I guess it was an accidental discharge. There was no threat whatsoever to warrant that shot. We thank God for his protection, this could have been a disaster.”
It was gathered that a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police who was at the occasion had taken up the matter to ensure proper disciplinary measures were given the erring cop.
The Anambra governorship is slated for November 6, 2021.