The campaign train of Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in the oncoming Edo State November elections, was over the weekend attacked by hoodlums at Illushi, near Ubiaja, in Esan South East Local Government Area in the state, leading to the abduction of five persons while ten others were wounded.
Mr Obaseki in his reaction pointed accusing fingers to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying it is an act of desperation from the opposition to deter him and his team.
He had since reported the incident to the Divisional Police Headquarters at Ubiaja, and urged the Police to quickly begin investigations and fish out the perpetrators for effective judgement.
“There was an earlier threat that we should not come to IIushi to campaign, but we said we must go to llushin,” Obaseki said
“We got there, had a peaceful rally at Illushi and part of my convoy was waylaid, and supporters abducted, taken into the bush, beaten, molested and some of them have been gravely hurt.
“We do not expect this level of violence from the PDP supporters at Illushi. “I have always believed in peaceful campaign and despite this, I have appealed to our supporters to be calm, we are law abiding people.
“But the PDP must produce those abducted; that is criminal and wicked. We cannot be intimidated, and you know what, they should not take our calmness for foolishness,” he added.
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