Labour Party Candidate Actor Olumide Oworu Attacked By APC Thugs In Lagos

Some yet to be identified thugs have attacked Lagos Labour Party Candidate, Olumide Oworu. It was gathered that on Thursday, March 16, 2023 some thugs invaded the rally of Olumide Oworu, at the Eric Moore area of the state, damaged properties and injured some people. One of the supporters of the Labour Party candidate in the state, @Maaziakuchie, who made this known in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, called for an ambulance.

Olumide Owuru who is a Nollywood actor is hoping to unseat his senior colleague, Desmond Elliot as a member of Lagos State House of Assembly representing Surulere constituency 1, a post-Desmond Elliot has held for eight years. The attack is coming three days before the governorship and state assembly elections in Nigeria.

On March 8, 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral body, postponed the governorship and state house of assembly elections till March 18, 2023. The 2023 Governorship Election and the State House of Assembly election were previously scheduled to hold on March 11, 2023 but INEC, citing a logistics crisis stemming from BVAS configuration and transportation, said the election could not hold again as scheduled following a meeting of its executives on Wednesday evening.

Olumide Owuru who is popularly known as Tari in the television series The Johnson is contesting for Lagos State House of Assembly representing Surulere constituency 1.

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