“Peter Obi’s car was attacked on his was to Airport, after the Kastina state rally”, Campaign team clarifies.
The reported attack on Peter Obi’s campaign bus following a rally in Katsina on Monday has been denounced by the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council.
The campaign team claims that the aforementioned attack happened after Obi held a townhall meeting with women and a rally at the Muhammad Dikko Stadium.
There are reports that Obi took his campaign to Katsina, where he pledged to address issues including unemployment, instability, and starvation.
When speaking to the gathering, Obi and his campaign team—which included his running companion, Datti Baba-Ahmed—promised to serve the nation with all of their might if elected.
Insisting that voters should have faith in him and his party to continue the development of the country, he pledged to keep all of his commitments to Nigerians.
However, the campaign team said that Obi was attacked by some hoodlums while en route to the airport.
“On his (Obi) way to the airport, hoodlums attacked the car our candidate was riding in with heavy stones from his drivers side causing substantial damage to the vehicle.
“To the glory of God, Obi and other occupants of the car were unhurt.
The campaign team narrated in a statement signed by its Head of Media, Diran Onifade, on Tuesday, “Subsequently, another set of thugs also threw stones outside the stadium which damaged several vehicles including that of our official stage crew.”
“The two incidents taken together make us suspect that the attacks may have been premeditated at the behest of desperate politicians who had been deluding themselves with the false claim that they had the North-West locked up but are now shocked by the show of force of the Obidient movement in the region,” Onifade added.
The group thanked Katsina residents who came out to support Obi’s campaign on Tuesday and urged security agencies to look into the incident to prevent similar incidents in the future.