One Person Feared Dead, Several Others Injured as Gunshots Ruin PDP Rally in Top South-South State

One Person Feared Dead, Several Others Injured as Gunshots Ruin PDP Rally in Top South-South State

  • One person has been reportedly killed in a crisis which rocked the Peoples Democratic Party's rally in Edo state
  • Several others were also said to have sustained various degrees of injuries when some hoodlums shot at the PDP rally in Edo central senatorial district
  • An official of the PDP who confirmed the incident said a formal compalint has been lodged to the police for investiagtion and relevant action

A crisis erupted at the rally ground of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state on Wednesday, January 16.

PM News reports that one person is feared dead after the party campaign in Edo's central senatorial district turned violent.

Godwin Obaseki, Edo state, PDP, 2023 general election, PDP campaign in Edo state
The PDP campaign in Edo state has turned bloody with one person reported dead. Photo; Godwin Obaseki
Source: UGC

It was gathered that the campaign activities were placed on hold after the venue of the event was riddled with gunshots leaving one dead while many others sustained various degrees of injuries.

Sources who spoke on the incident said it started at the Ewu, Esan Central Local Government Area as the victims are currently receiving medical attention in an undisclosed facility.

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Officials confirm the incident

Confirming the incident, the campaign director for the LGA, Anselm Ojezua, said one person was killed while many others sustained injuries at the venue of the rally.

Ojezua, in a statement signed on Thursday, January 19, said reports of the incident have been lodged at the police station for thorough investigations.

He also added that some leaders of the party who were disturbed by the incident have decided to lead members to a different location safe enough for the rally.

His words:

“The PDP, as a peace-loving political party which understands the place of the rule of law in a constitutional democracy, has reported this sad and unfortunate occurrence to the police for a thorough investigation into the matter

“We later heard of possible loss of lives in this incident, which has led us as a party to put on hold all political campaign rallies until the police come up with their investigation and findings.”

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