Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, has denounced the recent assault on the party’s governorship candidate in Lagos, Olajide Adediran, also known as Jandor, and his running mate, Funke Akindele.
In a post on his social media handles, Atiku expressed his condemnation.
Jandor was attacked on Sunday night in Lagos State’s Badagry neighborhood as he was returning from a campaign by alleged hoodlums.
In his reaction, the former vice president said that the development was against the rules set forth by the Independent National Electoral Commission, and that the pattern of attacks against the PDP has grown intolerable.
Atiku said, “The attack on the campaign train of Jandor, the PDP governorship candidate in outward Badagry, by suspected thugs is condemned. This pattern of attacking members of the main opposition party, including the one in Zamfara and in Kaduna two weekends ago before live TV cameras, is unacceptable.
“This work of anti-democratic elements has no place in our democracy. It is against the INEC guidelines and the Peace Accord recently signed by presidential candidates. Until those behind these attacks are arrested and face the full wrath of the law, it will encourage other copycats to follow suit.
“I sympathise with the JandorFunke Campaign Organisation and those injured by the attack”.