Buhari’s wife’s convoy attacked in Ilorin

Mrs.-Aisha-Muhammadu-Buhari-360x224Hoodlums suspected to be members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday attacked the convoy of All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate’s wife Hajia Aishat Buhari.

The attack took place around Emir Road in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

Mrs. Buhari, with her husband’s running mate’s wife, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo and other were in Ilorin to sensitise women on the general elections.

First Lady Patience Jonathan was in Ado-Ekiti yesterday to campaign for President Goodluck Jonathan.

Ten vehicles in the convoy were said to have been destroyed by the hoodlums.

But Commissioner of Police Salihu Garba, who confirmed the incident, said “only one vehicle was vandalised”.

State APC Chairman Alhaji Ishola Balogun-Fulani said: “It will be recalled that the APC repeatedly reported to the police and other security agencies about the plan by the PDP to cause violence and mayhem before, during and after the general elections.

“A worrisome incident took place during the visit of Hajia Aishat Buhari, wife of the APC presidential candidate. Her convoy was attacked around a film house along Emir Road, Ilorin. About 10 vehicles were vandalised.

“It was reliably gathered that this plan was hatched and executed by a chieftain of the PDP.

“We also have it on good authority that two of the PDP thugs have been apprehended by the police.

“We are using this medium again to call the police and other security agencies to be alert and call the PDP to order.”

But the PDP governorship running mate Mr. Yinka Aluko described the linking of his party to the attack as “cheap blackmail”.

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