The campaign train of Olajide Adediran, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, has been reportedly attacked by thugs.
In a statement by Hakeem Amode, the PDP chairman in the state, he said the attack on Adediran, who is popularly known as Jandor, occurred at the Ikoga junction area of Badagry LGA on Sunday.
Amode said “several” persons on the convoy were injured, including a journalist.
“The campaign train of the PDP candidate was attacked today while returning from visitation to members of the party at the Ikoga Junction area of Badagry local government by All Progressives Congress sponsored thugs,” the statement reads.
“The attack led to injury of several members of Jandor’s entourage and pressmen. As of the time of this press statement, one of the news reporters is in critical condition in an undisclosed hospital while those injured are been treated.
“The thugs that attacked the campaign train were shouting APC while shooting guns and using dangerous weapons.
“You will recall that our party raised concern over the threat to use APC-sponsored thugs to attack the campaign programmes of our gubernatorial candidate Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran-Jandor recently. We would like to state categorically that this will not deter the determination of our candidate to campaign for the next election and win come March 29, 2023.
“We would like to call on the commissioner of police of Lagos state and the area commander of police in the Badagry division to do everything possible to fish out those behind the attack and necessary disciplinary actions taken against them to forestall such occurrences in the future and to instill confidence in our members that they will be protected during this campaign period.
“We would like to also strongly warn those that are hell-bent on causing trouble or planning to disrupt the campaign and elections that we would not fold our arms and watch as we will resist all forms of intimidation.”
On Saturday, Jandor said God has chosen the PDP to win the 2023 election in the state and has chosen him and his running mate to make the state’s resources work for all residents.