Politics

Cletus Avoka attacked by robbers after campaign trip

Parliamentary Candidate on the ticket of the NDC for the Zebilla Constituency escaped unhurt after armed robbers attacked his campaign convoy.

Cletus Avoka is said to have been returning from a campaign trip with his campaign team, when the incident occurred at about 10:30 pm Thursday night.

“This unfortunate life-threatening event occurred at Abuskologa when the Parliamentary Candidate and his campaign team were returning from their campaign tour to Gore, Tetako, Adagbera and Azuwera polling stations,” Constituency Communications Officer Atiah John Asandago said in a statement.

Mr Asandago further explained that the campaign ran into the night as electorates refused to return home, being eager to hear the message of the veteran politician.

“We got to Azuwera after 9:00 pm to address a large crowd that had gathered. We left Azuwera some few minutes after 10:00 pm. The advance team of the convoy made of motor riders took the lead.

“They were stopped by gun-wielding men at Abuskoliga, a place usually used by the police as a checkpoint during day time.

“The PC, Hon. Cletus Apul Avoka was luckily unhurt because his vehicle was stopped by a shouting crowd which heard the gunshots a short distance away from the robbery scene.

According to Mr Asandago, the robbers, however, made away with one of the victim’s motorcycle, mobile phones and some money.

A report has been made to the Zebilla police following the incident.