Mr. Kayode Bankole, a House of Representatives aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, was attacked by gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday in Igosi, Oke-ero Local Government Area of Kwara State (APC).
Bankole was on his way to his hometown of Ekan when he was attacked while visiting delegates in the Igosi-Imode Ward to solicit their support for the APC’s upcoming primaries.
Bankole, according to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), escaped by a hair’s breadth after discovering that the assailants’ vehicle was following him.
Bankole claimed that he and his entourage were able to maneuver their way out of the attack.
Because of his rising popularity, the aspirant speculated that it could be the work of his political opponents, adding that such politics belonged in the past.
He urged security agencies to step up their efforts to protect lives, particularly during this election season.
The aspirant said that he would not rest on his oars until victory was achieved in the coming primaries of the party for the House of Reps.
He called on political opponents to sheath their sword and allow a free contest of idea without bloodshed.
NAN reports that Bankole is seeking to represent Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara.
Efforts at getting the Public Relations Officer of the Kwara Police Command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi for reaction were abortive, as calls and text messages sent to him were unreturned.
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