Some people suspected to be political thugs on Wednesday reportedly attacked the convoy of the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress in Ogun State, Gboyega Isiaka.

The attack allegedly occurred when Isiaka and his campaign train were going to Ibese in the Yewa North Local Government Area of the state.

The thugs reportedly opened fire on them, injuring two of his supporters.

The political party claimed that the hoodlums prevented them from using public spaces for their rallies.

The National Publicity Secretary, Mrs Yemi Kolapo, said,

“Our people and thousands of supporters were prevented from holding a peaceful rally in the ugliest manner, while two party members were shot and are in critical condition.

"Many others also sustained serious injuries. This ignoble culture of intimidation and dictatorship must be discontinued if we must save our democracy. Every political party in Nigeria should be allowed free access to main events centers.

"There must be no preferential treatment for any political party and government should guarantee the safety of lives and property without bias for any group.”

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The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, insists that the police were unaware of the incident.

 “Nobody has reported the matter to us. I have been trying GNI’s number, but I could not get through. I want to tell him to ensure he inform the police before he embarks on a campaign,” Oyeyemi said.


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