Suspected PDP Thugs Attack Osinbajo’s Convoy In Kwara
Thugs suspected to belong to the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] have, on Thursday, attacked the convoy of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo around Isale-Koko in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
During the attack, the thugs fired sporadic gunshots leaving some All Progressives Congress [APC] supporters injured.
During the ensuing stampede, a lot others got injured while running for their lives.
Reacting to the development, the APC candidate for the governorship election in the state, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, in a statement by his media aide, Rafiu Ajakaye, condemned what he termed “brazen attack” on Osinbajo’s convoy.
Abdulrazaq said: “The vice president was at Isale Aluko suburb of Ilorin on a door-to-door campaign when some dare-devil gunmen opened fire at his convoy which included thousands of APC members and supporters.
“In what is a reminiscence of the Offa robbery, this attack is the height of recklessness on the part of these street urchins who have long been empowered and armed by the discredited dynasty to terrorise our community and anyone who has contrary views to their amala politics.
“Coming just a day after two of our supporters were killed in Ojoku in the convoy of our senatorial candidate Architect Lola Ashiru, this is becoming too much and the madness must stop.
“Going into an election with these thugs clearly on the loose is an existential threat not just to all of us challenging the misrule in our state but to the entire people of the state and their properties.
He, therefore, called for immediate arrest and prosecution of these thugs, saying:
“We call for immediate arrest and prosecution of these thugs.
“We also demand investigations to reveal those who gave the orders for these deadly attacks.
“We call for all measures to be taken to ensure safety of lives and properties and sanctity of the ballot box in Kwara and beyond.
“No one’s political interest should be at the expense of human lives and their properties.
“We insist that a political contest is a contest of ideas and no one must be allowed to cow or kill others in the process,” he concluded.
It could be recalled that Vice President Osinbajo’s Helicopter, on February 2, crashed in neighbouring Kogi State though the number two citizen came out unscathed.
The helicopter had on board 12 personalities all of whom came out uninjured.