Lagos Labour Party Candidate, Olumide Oworu Attacked [Video]
Lagos Labour Party Candidate, Olumide Oworu attacked days before the 2023 elections.
Newsone reports that the thugs invaded the rally of the Labour Party candidate in Lagos, Olumide Oworu, at the Eric Moore area of the state, damaged properties and injured some people.
One of the supporters of the Labour Party candidate in the state, @Maaziakuchie, who made this known in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, called for an ambulance.
“One of our guys has been stabbed by thugs activated to attack @OlumideOworu. Just happened in Eric Moore. We need an ambulance ASAP,” he tweeted.
One of our guys have been stabbed by thugs activated to attack @OlumideOworu. Just happened in Eric Moore. We need ambulance ASAP!
Our guys fled, but one was stabbed.
— Maazị FA (@maaziakuchie) March 16, 2023
Similarly, Olumide Oworu claimed he and his team members were attacked on Tuesday, March 14, as they attempted to campaign in Iponri, Surulere area of Lagos State.
The actor who is contesting against his senior colleague and All Progressives Congress (APC)’s candidate, Desmond Elliot, said though one of his team members was attacked, he is thankful that the incident did not escalate past the level it was.
“My team and I were attacked on Tuesday as we attempted to campaign at Iponri, Surulere. A member of my team was injured, but we are thankful the incident didn’t escalate past the level it was. The case has been reported at the Iponri police station.
“I am not deterred by the incident. Instead, I am more committed to seeing this through. We will pass through the wards in constituency 1 (Akinhanmi/Cole, Adeniran/Ogunsanya, Iponri Housing Estate/Eric Moore, Igbaja/Stadium, Shitta/Ogunlana Drive, Yaba/Ojuelegba). See you outside!” he tweeted.
I am not deterred by the incident. Instead I am more committed to seeing this through. We will pass through the wards in constituency 1 (Akinhanmi/Cole, Adeniran/Ogunsanya, Iponri Housing Estate/Eric Moore, Igbaja/Stadium, Shitta/Ogunlana Drive, Yaba/Ojuelegba). See you outside! pic.twitter.com/QwmCZcGpx1
— Olumide Abiodun Oworu (@OlumideOworu) March 16, 2023
Olumide Oworu attacked: Watch Olumide Oworu rally attack video
APC thugs attack Labour Party @OlumideOworu in Lagos.
— Nwa❤️ (@Ozoadaz) March 16, 2023
Meanwhile, Newsone Nigeria reports that the younger Olumide Owuru who is a Nollywood actor is hoping to unseat his senior colleague, Desmond Elliot as the member of Lagos State House of Assembly representing Surulere constituency 1, a post-Desmond has held for eight years.
The attack is coming three days before the governorship and state assembly elections in Nigeria. On March 8, 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire, postponed the governorship and state assembly elections till March 18.
The 2023 Governorship Election and the State Assembly election were previously scheduled to hold on March 11, but INEC, citing a logistics crisis stemming from BVAS configuration and transportation, said the election could not hold again as scheduled following a meeting of its executives on Wednesday evening.
“The elections were postponed to allow one more week for preparations,” an official familiar with the meeting told Peoples Gazette by telephone on Wednesday night. “We should be able to get everything in order before March 18.”