A Individuals’s Democratic Occasion (PDP) marketing campaign within the Edo Central Senatorial District took a violent flip when an individual was shot lifeless.
The get together’s marketing campaign supervisor, Anselm Ojezua, confirmed the incident which occurred in Ward 7 of Ewu Group, Esan Central Native Authorities Space of Edo State.
Ojezua, who additional disclosed that many different individuals have been injured, stated the incident was reported to police for additional investigation.
The Nation reported that Edo Home of Meeting Speaker Marcus Onobun, who’s from the world, and different PDP leaders have been rapidly evacuated. Different members of the group rushed to security.
“As anticipated, the result of the marketing campaign kick-off, which lined LGA Wards 1-5, was certainly a hit as PDP members and get together supporters got here out in mass to indicate their solidarity with all of the candidates of the PDP.
“With the identical excessive spirit and contemplating the success recorded on the kick off, the PDP leaders determined to hold out the marketing campaign in wards 7 and eight in Ewu, however the marketing campaign had a tragic occasion, as a result of whereas the rally continued within the neighborhood On the seventh, gunshots have been heard a long way from the place the rally was happening.
“Disturbed by this sound of gunfire, the PDP leaders main the rally, which was to be the final marketing campaign rally within the central Esan native authorities space, determined to guide their members and supporters to a spot secure, in an effort to keep away from accidents, and potential injury and lack of lifetime of leaders and members of the ruling get together.
“The PDP, as a peace-loving political get together, which understands the place of the rule of legislation in a constitutional democracy, has reported the unhappy and unlucky occasion to the police, for a full investigation into the matter.
“We later heard of lack of life within the incident, which led us as a celebration to droop all political marketing campaign rallies, till the police current their investigation and findings. .
The marketing campaign supervisor additionally famous that the marketing campaign council regretted the lack of life ensuing from the incident and prayed for the remainder of the soul of the sufferer.