Wife of the Edo State PDP Governorship candidate Mrs Ize-Iyamu’s convoy was yesterday attacked in Iyambo, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo, the attack it was gathered was carried out allegedly by supporters of the APC in the area.
Dr. Idia Ize-Iyamu this medium gathered that she escaped unhurt, meanwhile a statement issued by the State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Chris Nehikhare, stated that incident occurred at 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.
Speaking he said during the enlightenment campaign, the market women were heard chanting “PDP!” and “Change the Change!” and this was said to have infuriated the APC thugs 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, the APC running mate in swift reaction distanced himself from the issue as alleged by the PDP, saying that he is not known to have history of violence.
Shaibu said he and other APC faithful were on a road show tagged: “Sweep them away” when the mayhem unfolded as those he claimed as PDP thugs sighted APC supporters sweeping the Jattu – Auchi road in Jattu market area and started throwing stones.