Monday, 9 May 2016


A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, and his supporters were allegedly attacked on Sunday, by  armed thugs.

The attack was said to have occurred in  Sobe, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State.

State Commissioner for Arts and Culture, Mcdonald Obasuke, who confirmed the incident, said the incident occurred at about 5:30pm, on Sunday, adding that he saw a man, who went inside a vehicle and brought out a gun and shot at people at a venue where Obaseki was about addressing APC delegates.

He said, "while we were still expecting delegates, Obaseki was already inside with the party leaders when this boy who, pretended as if he was with us went inside the car and brought out a gun and fired at our direction.

"We were lucky to dodge the bullet so we immediately mobilised our boys and pursued them because it seems they came to disrupt the event. We caught them and handed them over to the police. It was really shocking but we thank God no body was hurt. However Obaseki could not address the delegates because of the shooting" he stated.

Another report, however, had it that the State Commissioner for Arts and Culture, Mcdonald Obasuke, was behind the attack.

In his reaction, Obaseki said " I called off the meeting with the delegates because I had to be whisked off by my security men. No one was hurt though. I cannot be intimidated, whoever did this has failed because we will continue our campaign."

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abiodun Osifo, said he was yet to be briefed but he was going to call the Division at Sabongida Ora.

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