Suspected APC Thugs Attack Mrs. Ize-Iyamu’s Convoy in Jattu, Edo State
The convoy of Dr. (Mrs.) Idia Ize-Iyamu, the wife of the PDP Edo governorship candidate was yesterday allegedly attacked in Jattu, Estako West local government area of Edo State by thugs said to belong to the APC deputy governorship candidate, Philip Shuaibu.
Vanguard reports that Mrs. Idia Ize-Iyamu, however, escaped unhurt.
A statement in Benin yesterday by the State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Chris Nehikhare, said the incident happened in Jattu market when the PDP women were campaigning from shop to shop educating the people on the contents of the PDP manifesto, tagged SIMPLE AGENDA and how to vote right during the election.
He added that during the enlightenment campaign, the market women were heard chanting “PDP!” and “Change the Change!” and this was said to have infuriated the thugs allegedly led by Philip Shuaibu who destroyed several cars in Dr. Idia’s convoy.
This led to violence erupting in the market with market women burning any broom in sight, he added.
However, Philip Shaibu in swift reaction distanced himself from the issue, saying that he is not known to have history of violence rather ‘’the PDP factional governorship candidate, Ize Iyamu has a history of violence.
Shaibu said he and other APC faithful were in a road show tagged: “Sweep them away” when the mayhem unfolded as PDP supporters sighted APC supporters sweeping the Jattu – Auchi road in Jattu market area and started throwing stones.
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