The governorship campaign trail of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was on Friday attacked in Ekpe community on its way to Ososo in Akoko-Edo Local government of Edo State.
The team had just finished its rally at Ekpedo ward 9 and was heading to Ososo when they ran into an ambush in Ekpe community.
The thugs, who attacked the convoy of the governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, alongside his deputy, Gani Audu, and former APC National Chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, hurled stones and other dangerous weapons, smashing vehicles windscreens in the process.
They were, however, repelled by security forces attached to the campaign.
But in a swift reaction, Vice chairman of Akoko Edo Local Council Jerry Obasonmi, said the
gunmen were part of the APC candidate that opened fire on supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who were holding a meeting in Makeke Town, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.
His words: “The PDP supporters were holding a meeting under a canopy in Makeke Town on Friday when a convoy that had the APC candidate, Ize-Iyamu; member of the House of Representatives, Peter Akpatason; Agabi Anslem; Emmanuel Agbaje and other members of the APC, with some masked men in two Prado Jeeps, drove close towards the meeting venue.
“Just then, the masked men pointed their guns at the PDP supporters and started shooting. Seven persons were hit by their bullets, sustaining various degrees of injuries, including a 75-year-old man, who is in terrible pain now.”