- One person was reportedly killed in a crisis that rocked the People’s Democratic Party rally in Edo state.
- Several others were also said to have suffered varying degrees of injuries when some thugs fired shots at a PDP rally in the central Edo senatorial district.
- A PDP official who confirmed the incident said a formal complaint has been filed with the police for investigation and action.
A crisis broke out at the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) concentration camp in Edo state on Wednesday, January 16.
PM News reports that one person is feared dead after the party’s campaign in the central senatorial district of Edo turned violent.
It was learned that campaign activities were put on hold after the event venue was riddled with bullets leaving one dead while many others suffered varying degrees of injuries.
Sources speaking about the incident said it started in Ewu, Esan central local government area, as the victims are receiving medical care at an undisclosed facility.
Officials confirm the incident
Confirming the incident, LGA campaign manager Anselm Ojezua said one person was killed and many others were injured at the rally site.
Ojezua, in a statement signed on Thursday, January 19, said that reports of the incident have been submitted to the police station for further investigations.
He also added that some party leaders who were disturbed by the incident decided to take the members to a different location safe enough for the demonstration.
“The PDP, as a peace-loving political party that understands the place of the rule of law in a constitutional democracy, has reported this sad and unfortunate development to the police for a thorough investigation into the matter.
“We later learned of the potential loss of life in this incident, which has led us as a party to suspend all political campaign rallies until the police present their investigation and findings.”
“Nigeria will prevail over the forces of darkness,” says Tinubu while condemning the attack on the Edo train station
Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said that Nigeria will prevail over all the forces of darkness.
The ex-governor of Lagos State made this revelation in a statement signed and published by his press aide on Tuesday, January 10.
According to Tinubu, he is running for the 2023 presidency to end the incessant attacks by terrorists and bandits in Nigeria.
“Most of Ndigbo will vote for Bola Tinubu,” Governor Hope Uzodimma boasts
Meanwhile, Nigerians in the southeast region will vote en masse for Bola Tinubu, the standard-bearer for the All Progressives Congress, Governor Hope Uzodimma said.
Uzodimma believes that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has done a lot for the people of the south-east and his legacy must continue.
The governor said Nigerians are in dire need of leaders who care about the interests of the people.