ACTION Congress governorship candidate in Ogun State; Senator Ibikunle Amosun yesterday alleged premeditated attack on his campaign train by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] adding that some of the hoodlums attacked his team on Thursday in Ilaro and Ajilete in Ogun State.
Senator Amosun told newsmen in Abeokuta that some people fired gunshots at his convoy in Ilaro while some also attacked him in Ajilete with stones which led to his receiving injuries on the forehead. He received stiches on his head.
Amosun said “there is no campaign that we have had that they did not attempt to attack us. We felt that since it was the Olurin camp that we would face, we did not see them as violent as Daniel, but we have found out otherwise. PDP represents violence.
The ACN candidate said the campaign team was first attacked in Ilaro where several gun shots were fired, he said the campaign train moved on to Oke_Odan before proceeding to Ajilete at about 8.45 pm where another round of attack took place.
He said “we had to hurriedly leave the place. We were scheduled to sleep in Ilaro but we could not because we did not want the thing to escalate. We just want to plead with them not to turn Ogun State into a bloody state
But in a swift reaction, the Olurin Campaign Organization denied having any hand in the attack saying “It is disturbing that anyone could attempt to link the PDP governorship candidate or his supporters with the attack”.
The Chairman of the campaign Organization Mr. Lai Labode in the release said “to be sure, everyone knows that our candidate is a gentleman. He has always conducted himself in a non_violent manner. Indeed, recent events leading to where we are at the moment attest to this. We are surprised that anyone could link our candidate and his supporters with this despicable act.
“On that fateful day, Chief Olurin and most of our supporters were in Abeokuta, meeting and fine_tuning plans for the visit of President Goodluck Jonathan.