Gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and his supporters yesterday escaped death when armed men reportedly opened fire on them at Sobe, Owan West Local Council Area of Edo State while on campaign.
The incident happened at 5.30 pm and that some youths from the area were said to have pursued the suspected thugs and they were arrested with guns and sent to the police.
A member of the team confirmed the incident.
The state Commissioner for Arts and Culture, Mcdonald Obasuke who confirmed the incident said he saw the man who went inside a vehicle and brought out a gun, which he shot at the venue where Obaseki was about addressing APC delegates.
Obaseki expressed shock, saying he had to cancel the event 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”
Obasuke had said “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 no body was hurt