Kwara APC gov candidate escapes assassination

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the Kwara state APC governorship candidate campaign vehicles was allegedly shot at yesterday during his door to door campaign in Ilorin.

Unconfirmed report said the candidate was allegedly shot at by suspected thugs who were said to have fired at a rally he was attending at Ode Alfa Nda area of the state capital.

AbdulRazaq, who had started a daring door-to-door mobilisation of voters in Ilorin, on Saturday, was quickly whisked away from the rally as thousands of party supporters also scampered to safety.

Two persons were seriously injured by gunshots fired by the thugs at the rally and have since been taken to the hospital.

The violence occurred almost simultaneously with similar attacks on APC supporters in Ile Aiyelabegan, a household not far from the Agbaji homestead of the Senate President Bukola Saraki.

“We condemn this brazen resort to violence. This is getting out of hand. Nigerians are urged to prevail on the Senate president to prevail on his party thugs and stalwarts to give peace a chance in Kwara.

“There is life after politics,” media aide to the AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq campaign organisation, Rafiu Ajakaye, said in a statement.

“We call on all the security agencies to buckle up and tame the monsters who are now terrorising everybody in not just Ilorin but everywhere in Kwara where people express their desire for freedom and life more abundant.”

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