Obi-Datti Campaign condemns post-rally attacks on Peter Obi in Katsina

Peter Obi

The Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council has condemned the attack on Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in Katsina, Katsina State on Monday, January 23.

Diran Onifade, head of Media, Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council made the condemnation in a statement to the press on Tuesday, January 24.

The statement reads:  “Our candidate had met with women in a townhall and then held a hugely successful rally at the Muhammad Dikko Stadium.  However, on his way to the airport, hoodlums attacked the car our candidate was riding in with heavy stones from his driver’s side causing substantial damage to the vehicle.

“To the glory of God, Mr Obi and other occupants of the car were unhurt.

“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 northwest locked up but are now shocked by the show of force of the Obidient movement in the region.

“While thanking the good people of Katsina who came out enmasse to support our campaign yesterday,  we call on security agencies to investigate this matter to forestall future occurrences.”

– Jan. 24, 2023 @ 10:18 GMT |

MEC