Rabiu Ismaila, a Labour Party (LP) chieftain, was stabbed by hoodlums who attacked him and others for pasting posters of a House of Representatives candidate in Osun State‘s Atakunmosa East Local Government Area.
According to Ismaila, the hoodlums were suspected to be members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“I am still receiving treatments; at Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa after I was; hacked by PDP political thugs. The thugs are from Iwara. I was; attacked on November 30th by six of those thugs. I was; attacked because I pasted the posters of Labour Party House of Representatives candidate, Kunle Gideon, popularly known as Aloba. That is; my only offence. We are living in fear in that area,” he said.
It was; learned that some members of the party; in the Ijeshaland communities of Owode, Igangan, and Olopon have repeatedly; cried out in protest of the ongoing attacks, claiming that they had been; attacked three times in a week.
Commenting on the attacks, Comrade Bello Adebayo, the state chairman of the Labour Party, urged the Commissioner of Police, Sunday Faleye, to arrest and prosecute the thugs; who attacked party members.
Meanwhile, the immediate past Commissioner for Commerce and Industry in Imo State, Kingsley Ononuju, on Monday described the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi “as the last opportunity to save Nigeria.”
Ononuju, who is the chairman of the local organising committee for Obi’s rally in the state on Tuesday, said that Nigerians are “eager” to vote for Obi in February 2023.
Giving updates on Obi’s presidential campaign rally in the state, the ex-chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, disclosed that millions of Nigerians were coming out en mass to receive the LP presidential candidate.
Ononuju said that the presidential campaign council in the state were targeting over two million votes for Obi come February 2023.