Edo Guber Poll: Hoodlums Vandalize Shaibu’s Campaign Vehicle


A campaign vehicle belonging to Philip Shaibu, Edo State deputy governor and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial aspirant, has been reportedly attacked by armed men suspected to be hoodlums.

The hoodlums vandalized the vehicle in Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of the state on Sunday night.

It was gathered on Monday that the incident followed a meeting of Shaibu’s supporters in Illeh, Ward 10, ahead of the September 21 governorship elections in the state.

Otoide Abas, the coordinator of Shaibu’s campaign in the area, who confirmed the incident to Leadership Newspaper, stated that the police had recovered the vandalized vehicle.

He said, “We concluded a meeting with Ward 10 (Illeh) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faithful when the incident happened. The meeting began around 5:00 pm and ended a few minutes before six.

“After the meeting, we took the Sienna bus provided by Comrade Shaibu to Ekpoma to meet with other supporters.

“While making a quick stop at the local market square in Ekpoma to buy some beef barbecue (Suya), about seven boys descended from a nearby parked bus and started shooting. We all ran for safety, and they proceeded to the spot where we had parked the bus, destroying it.

“The police retrieved the vehicle that night, and as I speak with you, I am at the police station because I was instructed to report today.”

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