The Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council has condemned the attack on the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in Katsina Stats after Tuesday’s campaign rally.
A statement issued by the head of media, Obi-Datti Campaign Council, Diran Onifade, on Wednesday, said the LP candidate had met with women in a townhall and then held a hugely successful rally at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, and was on his way to the airport when hoodlums attacked the car conveying him.
The campaign council said the vehicle was ridden with heavy stones from his driver’s side causing substantial damage.
“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.
“The two incidents taken together make us 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 North-West locked up but are now shocked by the show of force of the Obidient Movement in the region.
“While thanking the good people of Katsina who came out enmasse to support our campaign yesterday (Tuesday), we call on security agencies to investigate this matter to forestall future occurrences,” he stated.