In the Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos State, the convoy of Abdul-Azeez Adediran alias Jandor, the PDP’s candidate for governor, was attacked in the Coker neighborhood of Aguda.
Three people were hurt during the attack on Friday by some alleged hoodlums who discharged weapons and wrecked some of the campaign cars in Adediran’s convoy.
Shortly before the attack, Jandor met with traders and other groups in the Surulere LGA along with a few party members and supporters.
However, the incident has been blamed on both the PDP and the current government’s All Progressives Congress.
A statement by the Lagos APC spokesperson, Seye Oladejo, sighted on Vanguard, read in part, “Our attention has been drawn to the terror unleashed on innocent and law abiding citizens of Lagos state by the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in the forthcoming national elections, Jide Adediran, otherwise known as Jandor in the course of his campaign in Surulere Local Government.
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“The incident left in its wake several injured victims and three people reportedly died.“We condemn in strong terms the unwarranted and unprovoked resort to violence on the citizens of the state in the name of electioneering campaign.
“In broad daylight, Jandor’s thugs fired guns at their hapless victims who ran for dear lives.”However, the Lagos PDP spokesperson, Hakeem Amode, had accused the APC of sponsoring thugs against Jandor’s convoy.
Amode’s statement read in part, “The APC sponsored thugs in Surulere local government of Lagos state unleashed violence on persons and groups of people in the area ahead of the scheduled visitation of the PDP gubernatorial candidate visit to the ward on Thursday and Friday, in continuation of Jandor’s tour of the 245 wards in Lagos State.
“The hoodlums went to the Baale of Ojuoluwa in Empire area of the LGA to threaten him not to receive the entourage who was billed to pay him a courtesy visit.
“The gates leading to the entire empire area was locked and vehicular movement around the area disrupted.
“In the same vein, the canopy and chairs arranged at Iponri Housing Estate was violently destroyed by APC killer-thugs who were armed with dangerous weapons including guns and many of our members who were making the arrangements was wounded in the fracas.”