PDP chieftain abducted few hours to his defection to APC

A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP),Hon Bibi Oweifa was on Friday confirmed to have been abducted by unknown gunmen.

Hon Bibi Oweifa,who is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and allegedly plotting to defect to the All Progressive Congress (APC) to realise his dream of contesting the State Assembly seat, was kidnapped in a commando style at the Bayelsa State Secretariat Annexe one

The abduction it was gathered is coming hours before his intended defection alongside hundreds of his supporters, to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Bibi, an indigene of Bumoundi, in Ekpetiama clan, Yenagoa local government area of the state was kidnapped at around 3:30 pm on Friday.

The gunmen were said to have invaded in military attires, overpowering his Personal Assistant out of the vehicle they were, as they made away with him.

It is now about 48hours he has been in the captivity of the kidnappers

Until his kidnap, he was the state Vice-chairman of the state peace and reconciliation committee.

On 11th July, Bibi Oweifa was endorsed by youths, elders and women of Gbarain/Ekpetiama, Yelga Constituency 2, as their sole candidate.

Contacted on the development, the spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asmin Butswat said though he had received calla from some newsmen over the incident, “am yet to get the details. ”

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