The Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council says its candidate, Peter Obi was attacked after a rally in Katsina on Monday.
The council’s head of media, Diran Onifade, released a statement explaining how the incident happened as Obi was on the way to the airport after a rally in the state.
“Our candidate had met with women in a town hall and then held a hugely successful rally at the Muhammad Dikko Stadium,” according to the statement.
“However, on his way to the airport, hoodlums attacked the car our candidate was riding in with heavy stones from his driver’s side, causing substantial damage to the vehicle.
“To the glory of God, Obi and other occupants of the car were unhurt.
“Subsequently, another set of thugs also threw stones outside the stadium which damaged several vehicles including that of our official stage crew.
“The two incidents taken together make us suspect that the attacks may have been premeditated at the behest of desperate politicians who had been deluding themselves with the false claim that they had the North-West locked up but are now shocked by the show of force of the Obidient movement in the region.”
The campaign council condemned the attack while thanking the “good people of Katsina” for coming out to support Obi’s campaign.