BY VINCENT UJUMADU
AWKA—THE governorship candidate of New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, in the November 16 governorship election in Anambra State, Chief Leonard Uchendu, was, Sunday, kidnapped at his Umuawulu, Awka South Local Government Area home town by unknown persons.
Uchendu was the President-General of Umuawulu Town Union before he picked the ticket for the governorship election.
The situation was still unclear at press time. The abductors were yet to contact the family.
However, the AnambraState chairman of the party, Lady Virgy Chukwuogor told Vanguard that the circumstances surrounding Uchendu’s abduction was worrisome.
According to her, members of NNPC were surprised when the security personnel attached to the governorship candidate were recently withdrawn, thereby putting him at great security risk.
She added that despite complaints to the state Police Command, nothing was done as the candidate did not have any security operative attached to him before the abduction.
She explained that the abduction had been reported to the state Police Commissioner, who had assured of tracking down the kidnappers.