The Campaign convoy of the gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ogun state, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka was attacked in Ibese on Wednesday by suspected opposition sponsored hoodlums, leaving many injured and 2 on the danger list.
Confirming the attack to Thepage, the gubernatorial hopeful Campaign Organization’s spokesman, Bolaji Adeniji said two of the supporters were shot and in critical conditions while many other sustained critical injuries.
Expressing shock at the development, Adeniji said “we are shocked that this dastardly act is coming on the heels of a meeting just yesterday between the Police Inspector General and the political parties; on the need for everyone to maintain peace and shun violence – before, during and after the elections”
He explained that Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka is a peace loving man who has conducted the art of politics in a most decorous, decent and refined manner since 2009 adding , that the candidate always preaches politics of ideas and capacity and detests violence and do or die disposition.
“We are therefore amazed at the turn of events where suspected agents of state will arm themselves with guns and other sophisticated weapons to attack a peaceful man going about his issue-based campaigns .
“The attack this afternoon, at Ibese in Yewa North lg area of the state is a sad commentary on the state of worsening security and state of politics in Ogun State. It all started with the destruction of our billboards and adverts materials.
“Now it has progressed to dangerous physical attacks. We do not know who is afraid of the growing popularity and acceptability of GNI. We urge our opposition to work hard and test themselves at the polls, rather than resort to attacks and antisocial actions.
“We hereby call on the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, the State Director of DSS and other security agencies to look into the root of this matter and apprehend the perpetrators; as a deterrent to other.
“More importantly, we request more security cover for our Principal, his family and supporters.
“We urge our supporters to remain calm and avoid reprisal attacks on the known agent of the masterminds of this evil deed” Adeniji pleaded.