2023: Hoodlums Attack Peter Obi In Katsina

Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi, has narrated how his campaign team was attacked in Katsina State.

According to Obi, the team was attacked on Monday during a state-to-state tour touched down in Katsina.

The attack occurred after the Presidential Candidate wooed voters and promised to tackle insecurity if elected.

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In a statement issued on his behalf, Diran Onifade, Head of Media, Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council, said, that the attack on Obi and his campaign team was condemnable.

Onifade said:
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 substantial 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.”

According to him, the two incidents taken together make the team suspect that the attacks may have been premeditated at the behest of desperate politicians who had been deluding themselves with the false claim that they had the northwest in their pockets but are now shocked by the show of force of the “Obidient movement” in the region.

He, therefore urged security agencies to investigate the attacks to forestall future occurrences.

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