On Friday morning, gunmen suspected of being paid assassins stormed the Port Harcourt, Rivers State house of Prince Tonye Princewill, an associate of Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi.
Tonye Princewill, an All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 election, condemned the attack.
He said that after entering into his home, the intruders went directly for what they assumed was his room, broke in, and discovered his absence.
He said they took nothing valuable from his home but stole the hard drive from his CCTV recorder.
He said that the invasion of his home was not unrelated to the 2023 political season, claiming that individuals who were unable to win the election may have discovered another way to fulfil their objectives.
“My residence was broken into in the early hours of this morning,” he claimed in a statement. The invaders evidently had me as their objective, as they went directly for what they assumed was my room, broke in, and encountered my absence. Nothing of valuable was removed, except the hard disc of the CCTV recorder, which led me to believe they only had one goal in mind — my abolition.”
“I thank God that the devil is a lie and that His children will always be safe.” Fortunately, I am unharmed, and no one in my home was injured, but this is a strong reminder that the 2023 political season has begun, and those who cannot win on the field will seek power in other ways. It may have worked in the past, but it does not function here or today.
“Let me reassure my well-wishers and supporters that this event has not discouraged me, but rather strengthened my commitment to their cause.” A more tranquil Rivers state, where everyone can sleep with both eyes closed and our young can participate in important activities that provide food for their families. Our final destination is still the brick home.
“We certainly pose a threat to someone.” That individual and their gang of people will be revealed very soon. In the meanwhile, I beg for your prayers, support, and privacy. Any further information we have will be made available to you through the security authorities. Allow them to perform their duties. Security personnel are now on the site, and I am confident that justice will be served.”
When reached, Iringe Grace Koko, Public Relations Officer for the Rivers State Police Command, stated that she had called the DPO of the area where the property is located to find out what transpired.