Edo State governoship campaigns is starting on a bad note with sporadic gunshots been reported at the kickoff rally of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benin, Edo State.
The rally was held on Saturday in support of Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state and candidate of the PDP in the September 19 governorship election.
The governor had led the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus and other chieftains of the party to the Palace of the Oba of Benin and were returning to the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium for the campaign when the incident happened.
The PDP campaign train had reportedly clashed with some supporters of the opposing All Progressives Congress (APC) while making their way to the stadium.
“We were by the palace gate, and when the governor’s entourage was coming, we still stood there and suddenly we started hearing sporadic gunshots,” one of the sources said.
“People started running, falling over each other, and about 10 people have sustained injuries.”
The governorship race is majorly between Obaseki and Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the APC.