- Some gunmen have kidnapped the the director general of the campaign organisation of All Progressives Congress
- Monday Aighobahi was kidnapped on Tuesday, February 12, at Ofosu, Ogbogui Ward, Edo state when he went to canvass for votes
- A party member in the state alleged that the abduction was politically motivated as Aighobahi has a strong hold of the ward
Unknown gunmen on Tuesday, February 12, abducted Monday Aighobahi, the director general of the campaign organisation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Ovia Federal Constituency of Edo, Dennis Idahosa.
Idahosa, former council chairman of the area, said the abducted DG of his campaign organisation was at Ofosu, Ogbogui Ward to canvass for votes.
He said the director general was kidnapped shortly after a campaign rally at Ofosu.
“I was at the rally at Ofosu with him and left shortly after for other places in continuation of my campaign.
“He was left behind to sort some things out after which he was to join us at another campaign location afterwards,” he narrated.
Idahosa alleged that the abduction was politically motivated as Aighobahi has a strong hold of the ward.
“Politically, Aighobahi has a strong hold of the ward and my opponent knows this. I am not out to see bloodshed; so I will urge all to go about the electioneering in a very peaceful way.
“While urging the abductors to release their captives unconditionally, I appeal to my supporters and the people of Ovia to remain calm,” he said.
Idahosa however said he remained resolute in his quest to win the seat for the Ovia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
Contacted, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosun, said he had yet to be briefed on the incident, but promised to verify from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Okada.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the capital of Cross River state, on Monday, February 11, sacked Senator John Owan-Enoh, a factional governorship candidate of the APC currently recognized by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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The court, after sacking Senator John Owan Enoh, also disqualified other candidates of the APC currently recognized by INEC ahead of the forthcoming elections in the state.
Also sacked was the factional leadership of the party led by John Ochalla, which is loyal to Owan-Enoh.
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