Suspected gunmen on Thursday attacked the convoy of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki at Apana Ward 10 in Etsako local government area of the state.
The Governor and his team has gone to Apana, the ward of sacked former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, for a Ward to Ward campaign when gunmen shot sporadically and hurled stones at his convoy. They were repelled by a team of security personnel and vigilante groups.
Reacting to the incident, Obaseki who addressed supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said there had been several attempts to use violence to stop his re-election.
“As we were coming here you heard what happened. They went to hire thugs and began to shoot to prevent us from coming here.
“On September 19, 2020, use your PVCs to pepper them. Ward 10 is a special Ward. These election is special. It will show who is in charge of politics in Edo State,” the Governor said.