Gov Ahmed's Campaign Convoy Attacked In Kwara

The peace accord signed by the 16 political parties and their governorship candidates contesting in the forthcoming elections in Kwara State appeared shattered on Wednesday as political thugs attacked the advance team of Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed’s campaign in Isapa, in the Ekiti Local Government Area of the state.
Ahmed is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Kwara State and the attackers were suspected to belong to the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
Isapa is the home town of Kwara State PDP governorship candidate, Senator Simeon Ajibola.
Two members of the APC were shot while several others sustained injuries as they scampered for safety.
One of the shot victims was said to be in critical condition as of the time of this report.
Our correspondent learnt that one of the victims was shot on the left leg, while another victim’s earlobe was attacked with a machete.
The APC governorship candidate and the state APC Leader, Senator Bukola Saraki, who were among the APC leaders in the campaign train defied the news of the attack and went ahead to address the rally.
Ahmed described the attack as unfortunate. He however said he was committed to peace and violence-free election despite the attack on his party members.
He said, “We have remained committed to a peaceful campaign everywhere we have gone and we have been to virtually all the communities in this state without any problem.
“It is quite unfortunate that as we were coming here our advance team was met with resistance by some misguided youths. Some of our people were shot and they have been rushed to the hospital.
“One of them was in very critical condition and we don’t know what will happen to him but we are praying that he survives it.
“It is very unfortunate and it was not expected because we have been carrying out our campaign peacefully and we intend to continue to do so and we would not allow any misguided group to truncate our record of peace in the state.”


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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