THE People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, was yesterday attacked by some suspected political thugs in Mushin during his tour of local councils. He escaped unhurt.
It was gathered that one of Agbaje’s supporters was shot and was rushed to a hospital after losing so much blood. The rally was said to have been held at Olomowewe Square in Mushin as part of efforts to sensitise PDP members of his aspiration to govern Lagos using the party’s platform.
The Chairman of PDP in the council, Tunde Fabiyi, who confirmed the incident, said the bullet that hit Agbaje’s supporter was from the rifle of one of the policemen attached to the politician who wanted to scare the thugs away from his boss.
“Yes, it was true a PDP supporter was shot, but it is not as it is being painted by the social media. What really happened was that Agbaje was mobbed by some young boys after the rally, and in a bid to disperse the crowd, a shot was fired, which incidentally hit one of those who came with Agbaje,” he said.