The reported attack on Peter Obi’s campaign bus after a rally in Katsina on Monday has been denounced by the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council.
The campaign team claims that the aforementioned attack happened after Obi held a townhall meeting with women and a rally at the Muhammad Dikko Stadium.
According to The PUNCH, Obi brought his campaign to Katsina, where he pledged to address issues including unemployment, insecurity, and hunger.
If elected, Obi and his campaign team, which included his running mate, Datti Baba- Ahmed, promised the crowd that they would do everything in their power to serve the nation.
He pledged to keep all of his commitments to Nigerians and insisted that voters should have faith in him and his party to continue the nation’s development.
However, the campaign team said that Obi was accosted by some roughnecks while en route to the airport. “On his (Obi’s) trip to the airport, thugs threw big stones from the driver’s side of the automobile our candidate was sitting in, severely damaging it.
To the glory of God, no one was wounded in the car, including Obi.
The campaign team detailed what happened in a statement released on Tuesday that was signed by Diran Onifade, its Head of Media. “Subsequently, another set of thugs also flung stones outside the stadium, damaging many vehicles including that of our official stage crew,” the statement read.
The two incidents together lead us to believe that the attacks may have been planned at the direction of desperate politicians who had been fooling themselves into thinking they had the North-West under lock and key but were now shocked by the Obidient movement’s show of force in the area, Onifade continued.
The group thanked Katsina residents who came out to support Obi’s campaign on Tuesday and urged security agencies to look into the incident to prevent similar incidents in the future.