The Soludo Media Office says the news making the rounds that Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo’s Campaign team was attacked today at Ihiala is totally false and should be disregarded.
In a statement signed by Joe Anatune on Tuesday, the media office said the Soludo campaign team was at Ogbaru Local Government Area when this unfortunate incident at Ihiala allegedly took place.
The statement reads, “However, it was reported that a combined team of policemen and soldiers this afternoon repelled an attack by unknown gunmen at Odoata Primary School, Ihiala, where the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), was scheduled to organise a campaign rally for the November 6 gubernatorial election in Anambra.
“It is also, however, important to note that while this unfortunate incident was happening, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo and Governor Willie Obiano were both at Ogbaru at a campaign rally organised by APGA and not at Ihiala as being insinuated by some fake news peddlers.
“Consequently, the news being peddled around that the campaign train was attacked is therefore untrue and should be disregarded.
“Prof Soludo applauds the professionalism and gallantry of the combined security agencies who repelled the attackers and expressed his deep sympathy to the innocent people who were attacked.
“In the same vein, he commends the adequate security Governor Willie Obiano has put in place to protect life and property in Anambra State.”