Unknown gunmen on Tuesday abducted the Director General (DG) of the campaign organisation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Ovia Federal Constithuency of Edo, Mr Dennis Idahosa.
Naija News reports that the director general of Idahosa, Monday Aighobahi, was abducted at Ofosu, Ogbogui Ward where he had gone to canvass for votes.
He said the director general was kidnapped shortly after a campaign rally at Ofosu.
“I was at the rally at Ofosu with him and left shortly after for other places in continuation of my campaign.
“He was left behind to sort some things out after which he was to join us at another campaign location afterwards,” he narrated.
Idahosa alleged that the abduction was politically motivated as Aighobahi has a strong hold of the ward.
“Politically, Aighobahi has a strong hold of the ward and my opponent knows this. I am not out to see bloodshed; so I will urge all to go about the electioneering in a very peaceful way.
“While urging the abductors to release their captives unconditionally, I appeal to my supporters and the people of Ovia to remain calm,” he said.
While Naija News was inquiring on the matter Contacted, the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident but promised to verify from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the closest division.