Obi recounts attack in Katsina, suspects desperate politicians
Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, on Tuesday described how he was attacked in Katsina State.
On Monday, the Obi team made a stop in Katsina while traveling from state to state.
According to reports, the LP presidential contender courted supporters by promising to combat insecurity if elected.
However, Diran Onifade, the Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council’s head of media, said in a statement that the attack on Obi and his campaign staff was unacceptable.
He 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 instances led the team to believe that the attacks might have been planned at the direction of desperate politicians who had been fooling themselves into thinking they controlled the North-West but were suddenly horrified by the “Obidient movement’s” use of force in the area.
The statement praised Katsina residents for showing up in large numbers to support their campaign on Monday and requested security agencies to look into the attacks to prevent similar incidents in the future.