Two buses branded with the Buhari/Osibanjo campaign were reportedly set ablaze on Saturday night, December 22, when some unknown persons allegedly attacked the campaign office of George Tagbo Ogara, one of the candidates laying claim to the Enugu state APC governorship ticket Premium Times, citing an eyewitness, reports that fire was brought under control by officials of the state fire service who promptly arrived the scene. When reacting to the incident, Ogara claimed that the attackers used Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to set the two buses ablaze.
“Improvised Explosive Device, IED, bomb is not a matter a civilian like me can intervene. The police and DSS will investigate that matter,” he said. “Bomb is a military hardware it’s not something civilians can discuss and point accusing fingers at any person; it’s a very serious matter.” Ogara has been in a legal battle with the APC for publishing the name of a former senator, Ayogu Eze, as its candidate for the Enugu governorship election.
The Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed January 10, 2019 for hearing of the matters Meanwhile, the attack was also confirmed by the police spokesman in the state, Ebere Amaraizu, who stated that an investigation has commenced into the attack. “It was gathered that in the early hours of 23/12/18 fire incident had allegedly occurred at Ogara APC campaign office where two buses allegedly got burnt. “However, the prompt intervention of the police operatives and fire service prevented its escalation and further destruction as the fire was promptly extinguished,” he said. In another report, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has claimed that Yoruba people have endorsed Atiku Abubakar for 2019 [residency while also claiming that Chief Bola Tinubu and All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates are not from the state. In an interview with Nigerian Tribune, the former deputy national chairman of the PDP rejected the Senator Ayo Fasanmi-led Afenifere endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari for second term. George insisted that the only recognised Afenifere group wre the ones that endorsed Atiku.