Olawale Oluwo, a former commissioner under the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos was reportedly shot at during the campaign walk of the Labour Party Governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour in Epe local government area
Oluwo who is the candidate of the Boot Party recently collapsed his structure for the LP and escaped unhurt.
He confirmed that the incident occurred on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Ita Opo area of Lagos during the campaign procession of LP.
The LP guber candidate in Lagos, Rhodes-Vivour, has also confirmed the attack on his Twitter handle.
He tweeted: “Yesterday’s rally was great, we connected & saw supporters in Epe. We were attacked but we are all safe & secure. It’s a shame that some deem it fit to use violence to try & intimidate those who want a better Lagos & such actions have no place in Lagos. WE ARE not intimidated.”
“Hon Noheem Balogun and I were shot at, point blank, today at Ita-Opo area of Epe while leading a very Campaign procession of the incoming Governor of Lagos State (by the special grace of God), Mr. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.”
It is understood ex-Govenor Ambode who was denied a second term under the All Progressives Congress (APC) is said to be backing the LP candidate, Rhodes-Vivour.
Reports claim that Ambode instructed his supporters to back the LP ahead of the 2023 governorship and National Assembly polls.