Desperate politicians behind attack on us in Katsina, Obi-Datti media alleges




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The Labour Party presidential candidate has urged security agencies to to investigate attacks by hoodlums on the convoy of his  campaign team in Katsina state with a view to forestalling future occurrences.

A statement by the Head of Media  Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council on Tuesday said it suspected that the attacks might have been premeditated at the behest of desperate politicians deluding themselves with the false claim that they had the northwest locked up.

While condemning the attack, the statement said the desperate politicians were now shocked by the show of force of the Obidient movement in the region.

Full text of the statement read, “The Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council hereby condemns the attack on our presidential candidate Mr Peter Obi in Katsina, Katsina state yesterday.

“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 drivers 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 en masse to support our campaign yesterday,  we call on security agencies to investigate this matter to forestall future occurrences.”

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