Lagos PDP Guber Candidate’s Escapes Death, Journalists In Critical Condition As Thugs Attacks Campaign Convoy
POLITICAL thuggery reared its ugly head in Lagos on Sunday night when some gunmen ambushed the convoy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship candidate in Lagos, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran-aka JANDOR.
According to the statement issued by Lagos State PDP Publicity Secretary
Chairman, Media and Publicity Team for Jandor/Funke 2023 Campaign Council, Hon. Hakeem Amode in a statement, accused APC thugs as masterminding the attacks.
The vehicles in the campaign train were badly damaged
The statement reads,
“Jandor escapes death, as Campaign Train Attacked by APC Sponsored Thugs outward Badagry…three people including a journalist sustained injuries.
The Campaign train of the Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party – PDP was attacked today while returning from visitation to members of the party at the Ikoga Junction area of Badagry Local Government by APC sponsored thugs this evening.
The attack led to injuries of several members of Jandor’s entourage and press men. as at the time of this press statement, one of the news reporter is in critical condition in an undisclosed hospital while those injured are been treated.
The thugs that attack the campaign train were shouting APC while shooting guns and using dangerous weapons. You will recall that our party raised concern over the threat to use APC sponsored thugs to attack the campaign programs of our Gubernatorial candidate Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran-JANDOR recently and we would like to state categorically that this will not deter the determination of our candidate to campaign for the next election and win the election come March 29, 2023.We would like to call on the Commissioner of Police of Lagos state and the Area Commander of Police in the Badagry division to do everything possible to fish out those behind the attack and necessary disciplinary actions taken against them to forestall such occurrences in the future and to instill confidence in our members that they will be protected during this campaign period.
We would like to also strongly warn those that are hell bent on causing trouble or planning to disrupt the campaign and elections that we would not fold our arms watch as we will resist all forms of intimidation.”