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March 30, 2023

How I was attacked in Katsina, Peter Obi recounts ordeal

Presidential Candidate of Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, on Tuesday, narrated how his campaign team was attacked in Katsina State.

Obi’s team that has been on a state-to-state tour visited Katsina on Monday.

The LP presidential candidate had reportedly wooed voters and promised to tackle insecurity if elected.

But in a statement by Head of Media, Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Diran Onifade
said that the attack on Obi and his campaign team was condemnable.

The statement read, “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.”

He said the two incidents made the team to suspect that the attacks might have been premeditated at the behest of desperate politicians who had been deluding themselves with the false claim that they had the North-West in their pockets, but are now shocked by the show of force of the “Obidient movement” in the region.

The statement, which commended the people of Katsina for coming out en masse to support their campaign on Monday, urged security agencies to investigate the attacks to forestall future occurrences.

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