A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and his supporters narrowly escaped death, Saturday, when armed men opened fire on them at Sobe, Owan West Local Government Area of the state.
However, luck ran out on the suspected thugs as some brave youths went after them, apprehended them and handed them over to the Police.
This is coming barely one week after the deputy governor of the state, Pius Odubu narrowly escaped death in Auchi.
Odubu is also running for the gubernatorial seat.
Obaseki, who expressed shock over the incident, said that he could not continue with the event because of the shooting.
He said, “I called off the meeting with the delegates because I had to be whisked off by my security men. No one was hurt. I cannot be intimidated. Whoever did this has failed because we will continue with our campaign.”
Also, the state Commissioner for Arts and Culture, McDonald Obasuke, who confirmed the incident, said a man brought out a gun and shot at the venue where Obaseki was about to address the APC delegates.
He said, “While we were still expecting delegates, Obaseki was already inside with the party leaders when this boy, who pretended he was with us, went inside a car, brought out a gun and fired in our direction.
“We were lucky to have dodged the bullet; so, we immediately mobilised our boys and pursued him and others because it seemed they came to disrupt the event.
“We caught them and handed them over to the police. It was really shocking but we thank God nobody was hurt.”