Rabiu Ismaila, a Labour Party (LP) chieftain, was stabbed by hoodlums in Osun State for pasting posters of a House of Representatives candidate for Atakunmosa East Local Government Area.
According to Ismaila, the hoodlums were suspected to be members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“I am still receiving treatments at Wesley Guild hospital, Ilesa after I was hacked by PDP political thugs. The thugs are from Iwara. I was attacked on November 30th by six of those thugs. I was attacked because I pasted the posters of Labour Party House of Representatives candidate, Kunle Gideon, popularly known as Aloba. That is my only offence. We are living in fear in that area,” he said.
It was gathered that some members of the party in the Ijeshaland communities of Owode, Igangan, and Olopon have repeatedly cried out in protest of the ongoing attacks, claiming that they had been attacked three times in a week.
Commenting on the attacks, Comrade Bello Adebayo, the state chairman of the Labour Party, urged the Commissioner of Police, Sunday Faleye, to arrest and prosecute the thugs who attacked party members.