Olumide Oworu, a Nollywood actor and politician, has recently revealed that he and his team were attacked while campaigning in Surulere for his bid as a Labour Party candidate for the Lagos House of Assembly.
According to the report, the attack occurred just four days before the scheduled March 18 election. Oworu disclosed that the attack was carried out by some unknown assailants who targeted him and his team while they were driving in their car at Rumuigbo, near Surulere.
While the actor-turned-politician has not released any statement regarding the motive behind the attack, it is suspected that the attack was politically motivated as it occurred during his campaign as a candidate for the Lagos House of Assembly.
Oworu’s bid for political office has garnered strong support from the young population of Lagos, particularly those who were familiar with his work in the soap opera industry. The attack has raised concerns about the safety of political candidates in the region, particularly as the country heads into the election season.
The incident highlights the need for greater security measures to be put in place to ensure the safety of political candidates, particularly during the election period. It also underscores the need for the government to take proactive steps towards addressing the issue of political violence, which has been a recurring problem in the country.
As of the time of writing this article, there has been no official statement from the authorities on the matter. However, it is hoped that the relevant agencies will conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.
The attack on Olumide Oworu and his team during his campaign for the Lagos House of Assembly has raised concerns about the safety of political candidates in the region. It is imperative that the government takes proactive measures to ensure the safety of candidates and address the issue of political violence in the country.