Prince Tonye Princewill, a gubernatorial contender in Rivers State, has raised an alarm over the attempted attack on his residence in the early hours of Friday.
During the attack, the burglars proceeded directly to what they assumed was Tonye’s room, according to a statement signed by Tonye.
Princewill expressed gratitude to God for his life and stated that the experience will not dissuade him or his political goal.
“Nothing of value was taken, except the hard drive of the CCTV recorder, which leads me to conclude, they had only one objective. My elimination.
“I want to thank God that the devil is a liar and His children will always be protected. Thankfully I am well and nobody in my household was hurt, but this is a stark reminder that the 2023 political season has started and those who can not win on the field, will seek other ways to attain power. It may have worked in the past, but not here and not now.
“Let me assure my well-wishers and my supporters that this incident has not deterred me, rather it has made me more committed to their cause. A more peaceful Rivers State, where all can sleep with both eyes closed and our youths can engage in meaningful activities, that can put food on their family’s tables. The brick house is still our destination.
“We are clearly a threat to someone. That person and their group of persons will soon be exposed. In the meantime, I ask for your prayers and your support and some privacy. Any additional detail we have will be released to you via the security agencies. Let them do their jobs. Men from the security agencies are currently on the scene and I have every confidence that justice will be done. “