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APC Insist PDP Behind The Attack, Urges Securities To Investigates The Incident


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted in a press statement through it Publicity secretary Alhaji Folaranmi Aro concerning the attack on the party Kwara South Senatorial candidate Arch. Lola Ashiru late last night in Ojoku community.

The APC has urges the law enforcement agencies to look into the matter and make the perpetrators of this evil act to face the wrath of law.

Here is the press statement in details;

Gun men attack Ashiru, kills two, scores injured

Sequel to the lift of ban on campaign by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), the attack on our senatorial candidate for Kwara South , Architect Lola Ashiru at Ojoku, at the home town of the current senator of the district, Rauf Ibrahim  is an act desperation by the Peoples Demicratic Party (PDP) taken too far.

Without any iota of doubt, Tuesday's attack on Ashiru ranks among the worst form of political terrorism in this part of the senatorial district .

This recourse to lawlessness by desperate politicians should be resoundingly condemned by all and sundry because as shown during the attack, it could take a form that no one will be able to control. Not even the initiators would be able to bell the cat if things get out of hand.

This Ojoku incident is another desperate attempt after that of Agbaji in Ilorin where two were killed with several property destroyed.

For the umpteenth time, we want to urge the security agencies to roll up their sleeves in Kwara state. This is a state where the government consider little, if anything of security of her people.

Barely 24hours that the campaign ban was lifted by INEC, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Arch. Lola Ashiru was attacked at dusk in Ojoku by gunmen that are alleged to be PDP supporters.

Ashiru and his entourage who were on campaign tour of Ojoku at Oyun Local Government  had earlier departed Erin-Ile.

The perpetrators laid siege at the entrance of the palace of Olojoku of Ojoku when Arch. Lola Ashiru and his train were conversing with the Oba.

However, the attack started when Arch. Lola Ashiru was stepping out of the Oba’s Palace, the hoodlums threw stones followed by sporadic gunshots from all  corners adjacent to the palace.

Many were injured by the gunshots, two died while three persons are missing and yet to be found.

The back-screen of a sienna car was shot, the front screen of the vehicle conveying Arch. Lola Ashiru was also shot while he escaped unhurt, also several other cars were damaged by the hoodlums.

It is imperative for the general public to know that, as at the time of the barbaric event, Sen. Rafiu Ibrahim was at Awrab Suites in Offa, home of Ashiru,which is 15kilometers away to Ojoku, and he flee away from the hotel passing through General hospital, Offa, when some victims were receiving treatment.

However, an anonymous source confirmed that two Hilux with strangers came into Ojoku around 4pm and were lodged in a storey building adjacent to the palace by the PDP women leader in Ojoku ward. This was the same house the hoodlums rained gub shots from.

The Olojoku of Ojoku expressed great shock and felt so bad that such crazed action could happen in his territory and that his subjects could laid siege on prominent personality without regards to his stool and authority.

The incident has been reported to the Area Command, Ilemona, Oyun local government area.


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