Labour Party Campaign Team Narrates How Hoodlums Attacked Peter Obi In Katsina

By Damilare Adeleye

The Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council has condemned an attack unleashed on the campaign train of its candidate, Peter Obi, after a rally in Katsina on Monday.

The campaign team said the attack occurred after Obi had met with women in a townhall and then held a rally at the Muhammad Dikko Stadium.

Peter Obi who had promised to tackle hunger, insecurity and unemployment among others to the electorate in the state, told the crowd that he and his running mate, Datti Baba- Ahmed, were ready to serve the country with all the strength in them if elected in the upcoming election.

Meanwhile, in a statement signed by the Head of Media of the Campaign Team, Diran Onifade, on Tuesday Obi was reportedly attacked by some hoodlums on his way to the airport.

“On his (Obi) 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, 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.

“The two incidents taken together make us 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 North-West locked up but are now shocked by the show of force of the Obidient movement in the region,” Onifade added.

While thanking the people of Katsina who came out to support Obi’s campaign, the group called on security agencies to investigate the matter to avert future occurrences.