2023 Elections: Thugs Attack Lagos PDP Guber Candidate, Hold Him Hostage In Video

2023 Elections: Thugs Attack Lagos PDP Guber Candidate, Hold Him Hostage In Video

  • The PDP's campaign train in Lagos was attacked on Wednesday, January 25, by some persons identified as political thugs
  • Newsmen gathered that the hoodlums even pelted stones and other dangerous objects at the campaign team of the PDP's gubernatorial candidate, Abdul-Azeez Adediran
  • Even more, the thugs were said to have denied Adediran and his campaign team access to some parts of the state, if not for the intervention of security officers

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Lagos - Some thugs attacked the campaign train of Abdul-Azeez Adediran (aka Jandor), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s governorship candidate in Lagos on Wednesday, January 25, in the Ikosi-Isheri axis of Kosofe local government area.

PM News has it that Adediran's team was also attacked along Oworo Road, Oworosonki area the same day.

Jandor in Lagos
Attack on PDP campaign train in Lagos is becoming a trend (Photo: @officialjandor)
Source: Twitter

Hauling stones, bottles, and other dangerous objects at the campaign train, the miscreants insisted that the team would not be given access to the road.

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It was gathered that if not for Jandor's directive to his security team that no one should hurt the thugs, the situation would have degenerated into violence beyond control.

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However, security officers were able to chase the criminals away, after they (the thugs) had succeeded in holding Jandor hostage for about 45 minutes.

Watch the video here.

PDP condemns attacks in Lagos

In his reaction, the PDP spokesman for the state, Hakeem Amode, condemned the incident, arguing that such is not proper in a democratic setting.

Amode, therefore, urged President Muhammadu Buhari and Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba to investigate not just the Wednesday development, but the trend of attacks on the PDP campaign team across the state.

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Citing the Nigerian constitution and Electoral Act, Amode said campaigns by all registered political parties are to be carried out without harassment by political thugs, The Cable added.

He said:

“It is unbelievable at this stage, that these are happening in a state that prides itself as the Centre of Excellency. It is sad that we cannot campaign freely.
“I am also calling on the Inspector-General of the Police, the Commissioner of Police in the state and all Area Commanders of Police, and the Director of the DSS in Lagos State should be aware of this. We cannot continue to live in fear..."

Tension as hoodlums chase Funke Akindele out of popular Lagos market, Jandor reacts

Funke Akindele, the running mate to the Lagos state governorship candidate for the PDP was chased out of the Ketu fruit market.

The Nollywood actress-turned-politician was harassed by some hoodlums in the market where she went to campaign ahead of the election.

Reacting to the incident, the PDP governorship candidate, Abdul-Azeez Adediran popularly known as Jandor said one of the supporters of the team was stabbed during the attack.

Source: Legit.ng

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Onyirioha Nnamdi Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics. He has a professional certificate from Reuters and was awarded the editor with the best listicle for 2021. Contact: 08062988054, o.nnamdi@corp.legit.ng

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