Alleged political thugs in Katsina State have attacked the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, who was in the state for his presidential campaign rally.
Obi’s campaign team affirmed the attack on Tuesday evening, stressing that it was condemnable how the hoodlums pelted the presidential campaign convoy with stones.
Obi’s team that has been on a state-to-state tour arrived Katsina on Monday.
A statement issued by Diran Onifade, Head of Media, Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council, said, that the attack on Obi and his campaign team was planned by desperate politicians.
“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,” Onifade said.
According to him, the two incidents taken together make the team to 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.
While commending the people of President Buhari’s home state who came out en masse to support their campaign on Monday, he urged security agencies to investigate the attacks to forestall future occurrences.
SaharaReporters maintained that Obi had wooed voters and promised to tackle insecurity if elected.