Aide to the governor of Delta State Ifeanyi Okowa, in person of Mr Lawrence Ngozi Akpomiemie has been assassinated in Ekpan area of Uvwie local government area this morning.

Mr Lawrence was shot dead in his saloon car in the early hours of today, February 16, 2019.

At press time there was tension in Ekpan area of the local government. A top security source who volunteered comment under condition of anonymity said security will be stepped up in all flash points in the local government.

Recall, that the body concerned with the coordination of the election of the country, INEC, has confirmed the postponement of the presidential election supposed to hold today. Hence, the body has slated a new day for the election, both in the presidential level, and state level.

The new dates for these election are February 23, 2019 and March 9, 2019 respectively.

May the soul of the departed continue to rest in peace.

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