- The campaign office of George Tagbo Ogara was attacked by unknown persons who set two campaign buses ablaze
- The attackers were said to have burnt the two buses with the use of Improvised Explosive Devices
- The incident was reportedly confirmed by the police spokesman in the state, who said investigations have commenced into the matter
Unknown persons on Saturday night, December 22, attacked the campaign office of George Tagbo Ogara, one of the candidates laying claim to the Enugu state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket.
According to Premium Times, two campaign buses branded ‘Buhari/Osinbajo campaign’ were set ablaze by the attackers.
Legit.ng gathers that officials of the State Fire Service, however, arrived on the scene and put out the fire.
Ogara, in reaction to the incident, claimed that the attackers had burnt the two buses with the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). He, however, said he had been in Lagos at the time of the attack.
He said: “Improvised Explosive Device, IED bomb, is not a matter a civilian like me can intervene. The police and DSS will investigate that matter. Bomb is a military hardware. It’s not something civilians can discuss and point accusing fingers at any person; it’s a very serious matter.”
The incident was reportedly confirmed by the police spokesman in the state, Ebere Amaraizu, who said investigations have commenced into the matter.
He said: “It was gathered that in the early hours of 23/12/18, a fire incident had allegedly occurred at Ogara APC campaign office where two buses allegedly got burnt.
“However, the prompt intervention of the police operatives and fire service prevented its escalation and further destruction as the fire was promptly extinguished."
Ogara, who claims to be the duly elected Enugu APC governorship candidate for the 2019 election, is in court to challenge the party for publishing the name of a former senator, Ayogu Eze, as its candidate.
Hearing on the matter has been fixed for January 10 at an Abuja Federal High Court.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the House of Representatives aspirant for Owo/Ose federal constituency in Ondo state, Olayato Aribo, was allegedly attacked by suspected political thugs.
The incident reportedly happened in Owo, the headquarters of Owo local government area of the state where the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, hails from.
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