Several Injured: Hoodlums Attack Lagos PDP Governorship Candidate, Jandor, Running Mate, Akindele, Others

The campaign train of the candidates of the Lagos Peoples Democratic Party, PDP which included its governorship candidate Dr Olajide Adediran (Jandor) and his running mate, Funke Akindele was attacked by some hoodlums alleged to be sponsored by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Attack occurred while they were returning from around Ikoga Junction of the Badagry Local Government area of the state on Sunday evening.

It was gathered that Jandor and his team had visited party members in the local government area of the state.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Chairman of the Media and Publicity Secretary of the party, Hakeem Amode, who said three people sustained injuries during the attack.

Mr. Amode said the thugs who attacked the campaign train were shouting “APC” while shooting and using other dangerous weapons.

He said a journalist who was hurt during the attack got into critical condition at an undisclosed hospital while others were also being treated. Also said the vehicles in the convoy were badly damaged

The statement reads;

“The campaign train of the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party – PDP was attacked today while returning from visitation to members of the party at the Ikoga Junction area of Badagry Local Government… this evening.

“The attack led to injuries of several members of Jandor’s entourage and pressmen. As at the time of this press statement.

“You will recall that our party raised concern over the threat to use APC-sponsored thugs to attack the campaign programs of our Gubernatorial candidate Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran-JANDOR recently and we would like to state categorically that this will not deter the determination of our candidate to campaign for the next election and win the election come March 29, 2023.

“We would like to call on the Commissioner of Police of Lagos state and the Area Commander of Police in the Badagry division to do everything possible to fish out those behind the attack and necessary disciplinary actions taken against them to forestall such occurrences in the future and to instill confidence in our members that they will be protected during this campaign period. 

“We would like to also strongly warn those that are hell-bent on causing trouble or planning to disrupt the campaign and elections that we would not fold our arms and watch as we will resist all forms of intimidation.”

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