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Peter Obi condemns post-rally attacks on campaign in Katsina
By: Cletus Sunday Ilobanafor
Wed, 25 Jan 2023   ||   Nigeria,

The Obi-Datti Presiden­tial Campaign Council has condemned the attack on its presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, in Katsina on Monday.
In a statement on Tues­day, Diran Onifade, its Head of Media, said, “Our candidate had met with women in a town hall 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 North-West 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 en masse to support our campaign yes­terday, we call on security agencies to investigate this matter to forestall future occurrences.”


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