Kwara APC governorship candidate AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq today escaped death by the whiskers as suspected thugs believed to be loyal to the opposition party fired at a rally he was attending at Ode Alfa Nda area in Ilorin.
AbdulRazaq, who had on Saturday begun a daring door-to-door mobilization of voters in Ilorin, was quickly whisked away from the rally as thousands of party supporters also scampered for safety.
There has been no death report but two persons were said to have been seriously injured by gunshots fired by the thugs at the rally and have since been taken to the hospital.
The violence occurred almost simultaneously with similar attacks on APC supporters in Ile Aiyelabegan, a household that is a spit distance from the Agbaji homestead of the Senate President Bukola Saraki. The violence was said to have extended to other areas to include Ita-Ogunbo.
While those behind the attack are not yet known, party supporters of the APC and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have recently been engaged in political clashes.