In an interview with Arise News, Dele Farotimi, a Nigerian lawyer, public affairs analyst, and member of the Labour Party presidential campaign council, said that if Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate, can be attacked like that, he wonders what will happen to the likes of them when visiting.
Recall that yesterday, there were viral videos indicating that the convoy of Atiku Abubakar was attacked in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, where he went for his political campaign rally, even though the police in the state released a statement that there were no attack.
Dele Farotimi, who was sharing his view on the matter in the morning show program on Arise News, said that
“When you see somebody like Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who would have full DSS protection, the gamut of security even as a function of his former office being attacked like that in Borno, I wondered what will happen if the likes of us go visiting. Especially giving the kind of rhetorics that had issued from him about how they should vote only for the northerners.”
Dele Farotimi said it is a situation where they are preparing ground all over the place to focus the people on anything but the issues, but they in the Labour Party will continue to focus the people’s attention on the issues. He said the issues are urgent enough as they are because Nigerians are bleeding from practically every spur in their body.