By Olayinka Owolewa
Gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday, attacked Mr Kayode Bankole, the House of Representatives aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Bankole had gone to visit the delegates at the Igosi-Imode Ward, Oke-Ero Local Government Area to solicit their support for the forthcoming APC primaries.
However, on his way to his hometown in Ekan, his vehicle was trailed by these assailants and he narrowly escaped death.
Explaining the shocking incident, Bankole said he, along with his entourage, were able to manoeuvre their way to escape the onslaught.
The aspirant said he suspected it could be the handiwork of his political opponents because of his soaring popularity, adding that such politics belonged to the past.
He called on security agencies to redouble their efforts at securing lives, especially in this period of electioneering.
However, he said that he would not rest on his oars until victory was achieved in the coming primaries of the party for the House of Reps.
Bankole, who is seeking to represent Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency, called on political opponents to sheath their swords and allow free contest of ideas without bloodshed.
Efforts at getting the Public Relations Officer of the Kwara Police Command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi for reaction, were abortive as calls and text messages sent to him were unreturned.