The party chieftain, Mowan Omowo Etete is a former local government chairman in Andoni local government area of the state.
An associate of the late APC chieftain in the area told Legit.ng’s reporter in Port Harcourt on phone that Etete was killed by suspected militants in the area and his body had been taken away.
“As I speak to you we are hiding in the bush for fear of the unknown,” he said in a shaky voice.
Legit.ng gathered that the military has been deployed to the area.
Update from Rivers state indicates that the former council chairman was killed alongside his elder brother in their family home in Asarama community in Andoni local government area of Rivers state.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, is from Andoni LGA.