The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Benue State on Administration, Cabinet Office Comrade Austin Agada escaped assassination by the whiskers today during a botched process to set the rules for the Owukpa Youth election which was slated to hold tomorrow, the 24th September 2016.
According to eye witnesses who spoke to IPN, all hell broke loose when it was observed that one Mr Lawrence Okoh the PDP ward chairman of Ehaje ll, was trying to manipulate the electoral process to enable him to emerge as the Secretary without opposition.
As a result of commotion following the discovering of Mr Okoh’s move to fix the rules to suit himself, the election was postponed indefinitely.
Things went downhill from there as Mr Lawrence Okoh to the astonishment of the delegates present allegedly threatened to kill Austin Agada. True to his words, he was said to have mobilised thugs to the resident of Austin Agada, where they shot sporadically, fortunately, Mr Agada managed to escape through the back door.
The assassination attempt is said to have been carried out this night.
Although the case has been reported to the police, Mr. Agada is yet to return to his residence in fear for his life.