‘To the glory of God, Mr Obi and other occupants of the car were unhurt’
By Valentine Amanze
The Peter Obi-led Labour Party (LP) has condemned brutal attack on its flagbearer in February 25, 2023 general election in Katsina State on Monday.
Head of Media, the Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Diran Onifade, made the condemnation in a statement issued on January 24, 2023.
He lamented that the hoodlums, suspected to be political thugs, pelted the vehicles conveying Obi and other officials to the airport after a successful political rally at the Muhammad Dikko Stadium, home of President Muhammadu Buhari.
His words: “The Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council hereby condems the attack on our Presidential Pandidate Mr. Peter Obi, in Katsina, Katsina State yesterday.
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“Our candidate had met with women in a townhall and then held a hugely successful rally at the Muhammad Dikko Stadium. However on his way to the airport, hoodlums attacked the car our candidate was riding in with heavy stones from his drivers side causing substatial damage to the vehicle.
“To the glory of God, Mr Obi and other occupants of the car were unhurt.
“Subsequently another set of thugs also threw stones outside the stadium which damaged several vehicles including that of our official stage crew.”
He said that the two incidents taken together made them suspect that the attacks might have been premeditated at the behest of desperate polititicians who had been deluding themselves with the false claim that they had the northwest locked up but are now shocked by the show of force of the Obidient Movement in the region.
While thanking the good people of Katsina who came out enmasse to support the campaign, he called on security agencies to investigate the matter to forestall future occurrences.