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One Killed As Gunmen Attack PDP Campaign Rally In Enugu

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At least one person was reported dead and several others injured as unknown gunmen attacked a campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Enugu State on Wednesday.

A source told The Eastern Updates that the assailants stormed Awgu Ward one campaign venue of the PDP and opened fire on party members.

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The tragic Enugu West rally was attended by Engr. Osita Ngwu, the PDP senatorial candidate, Chief Anayo Onwuegbu, House of Reps candidate for Awgu/Aninri/Oji-River Federal Constituency, many other candidates and party members.

A trending video showed the moment a female victim was being carried to a hospital after sustaining gunshot wound.

The Presidential Candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, has opened up on how his campaign team was attacked in Katsina State during his campaign in the state.

The Eastern Updates reports that Obi’s team which has been on a state-to-state tour touched down in Katsina on Monday.

While campaigning in Kastina, he wooed voters and promised to tackle insecurity if elected.

In a statement issued on his behalf, Diran Onifade, Head of Media, Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council, said, that the attack on Obi and his campaign team is condemnable.

Our candidate had met with women in a town hall and then held a hugely successful Rally at the Muhammad Dikko Stadium. However, on his way to the airport, hoodlums attacked the car our candidate was riding in with heavy stones from his drivers’ side causing substantial damage to the vehicle.’

‘To the glory of God, Mr Obi and other occupants of the car were unhurt. Subsequently another set of thugs also threw stones outside the stadium which damaged several vehicles including that of our official stage crew,’ Onifade said.

According to him, the two incidents taken together make the team to suspect that the attacks may have been premeditated at the behest of desperate politicians who had been deluding themselves with the false claim that they had the northwest in their pockets, but are now shocked by the show of force of the ‘Obidient movement’ in the region.

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