One of the state governorship aspirants, Godwin Obaseki, escaped an attempt on his life yesterday May 8th as gunman opened fire at him at an APC event which held at Sobe, Owan West local government area of Edo State. This barely a week after the deputy governor of Edo state, Pius Odubu, escaped an alleged assassination attempt in Auchi, Etsako West local government area of the state.
The deputy governor and Obaseki are strong contenders of the APC governorship ticket.
Confirming the attack, the state Commissioner for Arts and Culture, Mcdonald Obasuke, told Leadership that he witnessed the unfortunate incident;
“While we were still expecting delegates, Obaseki was already inside with the party leaders when this boy who pretended he was with us went inside the car and brought out a gun and fired at our direction. We were lucky to dodge the bullet so we immediately mobilised our boys and pursued them because it seems they came to disrupt the event. We caught them and handed them over to the police. It was really shocking but we thank God nobody was hurt. However Obaseki could not address the delegates because of the shooting. I called off the meeting with the delegates because I had to be whisked off by my security men. No one was hurt though. I cannot be intimidated, whoever did this has failed because we will continue our campaign”.