The All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate in the upcoming November 6 election, Senator Andy Uba, escaped death by a whisker after an accidental discharge by a policeman missed him by a hair’s breadth.

Uba was addressing a rally at the Ekwulobia Township Stadium in the Aguata Local Government Area of the state on Friday when the incident happened.

The gunshot which was just about a foot off the position of Uba shocked the crowd who turned out to receive the governorship candidate.

A stunned Uba was heard saying in confusion: “My friend what is it? What is it?”

A television cameraman who was close to the cop alleged that he suspected the policeman was drunk.

Another bystander, said “I guess it was an accidental discharge. There was no threat whatsoever to warrant that shot. We thank God for his protection, this could have been a disaster.”

It was gathered that a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police who was at the occasion had taken up the matter to ensure that proper disciplinary measures were given the erring cop.

Meanwhile, Uba who continued with the rally despite the incident, told his supporters that he was in the governorship race to liberate the state from the shackles of underdevelopment.

He said, “My first assignment is Enugu-Onitsha road. It is impassable. Work will begin on this road soonest. That is the essence of our party being at the centre.”

Meanwhile, the six members of the Anambra State House of Assembly who dumped the All Progressives Grand Alliance for APC have denied that they were bribed to defect.

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