Suspected PDP thugs attack Aishat Buhari's convoy

Suspected PDP thugs attack Aishat Buhari's convoy

Monday, March 16, 2015 10:38 pm

Stephen Oni/ Ilorin

Mrs. Aisha Buhari:convoy attacked

Mrs. Aisha Buhari:convoy attacked

The convoy of Hajia Aishat Buhari, wife of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, was on Monday 16 March in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, attacked by suspected Peoples Democratic Party’s, PDP, thugs.

In the convoy was Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the party’s vice-presidential candidate.

The two women were in Kwara to mobilise support for their husbands in the ongoing campaigns. With them also were Kwara State First Lady, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, and wife of the immediate past governor of Kwara State, Barrister Oluwatoyin Saraki.

Briefing journalists on the incident, the state Chairman of the APC, Hon. Ishola Balogun-Fulani, said no fewer than 10 vehicles were vandalised around the film house on Emir’s road in the metropolis.

Hajia Buhari, who was in the state on Citizens Outreach Town Hall Meeting, had earlier paid a courtesy visit on the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, shortly on arriving the state capital and was heading to Government House to pay a similar visit to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed when the ugly incident happened.

The APC Chairman alleged that the plan to attack the convoy was hatched and executed by a chieftain of the PDP and his cohorts, adding that “we have it on good authority that two of the PDP thugs had been apprehended by the Police.”

Recalling that his party had repeatedly reported to the Police and other security agencies about the plan by the PDP to cause violence and mayhem before, during and after the forthcoming general elections, Balogun-Fulani stressed the need for the Police and other security agencies to be alert and call the PDP to order so that the situation does not degenerate.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Salihu Garba, confirmed the incident but said only one vehicle was vandalised by hoodlums.

He did not confirm any arrest.

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