It took the timely intervention of security operatives to rescue the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun who was waylaid on his way to Ofada town for his campaign by unknown thugs.
The campaign team had headed to the town after a rally in Owode town in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area on Friday but were intercepted by armed thugs suspected to have been sponsored by a rival governorship candidate in the state.
Gunshots were fired sporadically while Abiodun was whisked away by security details attached to him.
Some of his supporters reportedly sustained injuries varying from gunshot and machete wounds.
This attack became the second of its kind within a spate of one week after the campaign team was attacked at Elega in Abeokuta North Local Government during a ward to ward campaign tour of the area.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, said the incident was yet to be reported to the police.