Unknown gunmen, on Tuesday, abducted Mr Monday Aighobahi, the Director General (DG) of the campaign organisation of the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate for the Ovia Federal Constituency of Edo, Mr Dennis Idahosa.
Idahosa, former council Chairman of the area, said the abducted DG of his campaign organisation was at Ofosu, Ogbogui Ward 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 stronghold of the ward. “Politically, Aighobahi has a stronghold 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. Idahosa, however, said he remained resolute in his quest to win the seat for the Ovia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. Contacted, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosun, said he had yet to be briefed on the incident, but promised to verify from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Okada.