ABDULRAHMAN AbdulRazaq, the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Kwara has condemned the attack on the convoy of Yemi Osinbajo, vice president of Nigeria on Thursday in Kwara State.
A statement issued on by Rafiu Ajakaye, media aide to AbdulRazaq, on Thursday stated: We condemn the brazen attack today in Ilorin, on the convoy of the Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo by armed PDP thugs, culminating in life-threatening gunshot injuries to at least two of our supporters while many others got seriously injured running for their lives.”
According to the statement, the vice president was at Isale Aluko suburb of Ilorin on a door-to-door campaign when some dare-devil gunmen opened fire at his convoy which included thousands of APC members and supporters.
“In what is a reminiscence of the Offa robbery, this attack is the height of recklessness on the part of these street urchins who have long been empowered and armed by the discredited dynasty to terrorise our community and anyone who has contrary views to their amala politics.
“Coming just a day after two of our supporters were killed in Ojoku in the convoy of our senatorial candidate Arc. Lola Ashiru, this is becoming too much and the madness must stop. Going into an election with these thugs clearly on the loose is an existential threat not just to all of us challenging the misrule in our state but to the entire people of the state and their properties,” it said..
The statement called for immediate arrest and prosecution of these thugs. “We also demand investigations to reveal those who gave the orders for these deadly attacks. We call for all measures to be taken to ensure safety of lives and properties and sanctity of the ballot box in Kwara and beyond.
“No one’s political interest should be at the expense of human lives and their properties. We insist that a political contest is a contest of ideas and no one must be allowed to cow or kill others in the process,” it said.
– Feb. 22, 2019 @ 11:39 GMT |