Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mohammed Adamu and other appropriate authorities to investigate and bring to book some gunmen allegedly in the convoy of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign team who unleashed terror on PDP members in the locality recently.
The PDP would also want the APC to put a hold on further campaign in the local government area until tension subsides in the area.
This was the position of the aggrieved PDP members led by the chairman of the Akoko Edo Local Government chapter, Prince Kayode Ogunnubi and Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto, a former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly.
“APC members opened gunfire on some PDP supporters at Ekpe public field in Akoko Edo Local Government Area while they were having a PDP meeting, and about 13 persons were left severely injured and presently lying critically at the hospital.
“The same gun men from the campaign train shot and injured three persons at Ososo community for wearing branded face caps with GO Obaseki inscribed on it on the same day.
“We hereby state that these dastard attacks carried out by these gun men is evil and conceivable and we will not sit back and watch the opposition ruin the tranquility that we enjoy in Akoko-Edo.
“Thus as advocates for a free and fair none violent election, we call upon the President Muhammadu Buhari , the Inspector Genera of Police, and all other appropriate authorities to investigate and bring the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to book,” Ogunnubi said.
Going forward, he stated: “Furthermore, the APC should be made to put on hold all future plans of campaigning in Akoko Edo Local Government Area till tension subsides, otherwise, Akoko Edo people will be forced to resist and defend themselves if such ugly scenario ever played out again.”
He called on “PDP supporters all over Akoko Edo not to waiver but maintain calm and go about their peaceful campaign as this is a ploy by the opposition to distract them.”