Attack on Obaseki's campaign train: Edo blames APC thugs

Edo PDP candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki and the APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu
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Emeh Joy

The Edo state government has condemned the attack on Governor Obaseki and his supporters during his campaign at Etsako West, ward 10, in Edo North Local Government while blaming the attack on APC thugs.

Obaseki went on a ward-to-ward campaign seeking for votes ahead of the September 19 governorship election. Unfortunately, his campaign train came under attack by suspected hoodlums.

According to the governor's Special Adviser, Media and Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, "The Governor's campaign team was attacked today (Thursday) by men believed to be sponsored by Adams Oshiomhole and Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

"The reason why we are so sure is because the governor is embarking on a ward-to-ward campaign, not local government like the APC is doing.

"The governor was just actually arriving at the ward that Oshiomhole belongs to which is Etsako West ward 10, so some people were planted close to the location and started shooting at the governor's campaign team.

"The plan was to scare away the governor's supporters who were already there. And interestingly, the people didn't even run away", Osagie said.

He further said, "I heard that a child was hit by a stray bullet from a locally-made gun and fortunately, the child survived. But, the governor still went ahead to hold the rally after the irresponsible behaviour of the hoodlums".

The Head of Media, APC campaign committee, John Mayaki however, described the allegation as one without a base.

Mayaki said, "We should all go out to campaign. I am busy in my village, campaigning. All they do is accusing. I really don't want to respond. We should be campaigning now and trying to win votes for our parties.

"The campaign should be issue-based. I am not interested in accusation against Oshiomhole because he is not even contesting the election. They have been spreading falsehood about him. They should go and campaign".

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