The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the ongoing 2019 general elections, Hon. Desmond Elliot, was attacked by suspected hoodlums earlier today, Saturday, March 9, 2019.
It was gathered that the suspected hoodlums fired sporadic shots into the air and attacked the vehicle in which the lawmaker was an occupant at about 3:00 p.m. at Akerele junction in Surulere, Lagos Mainland.
The attack was said to have been perpetrated by street boys who wanted the famous actor to stop and give them money. But the lawmaker decided to keep going. His vehicle was attacked and the windshield broken, Premium Times report.
Meanwhile, supporters of Hon. Elliot at a nearby polling unit, PU20, Ward 7, Surulere, quickly called in reinforcement to rescue the lawmaker.
Immediately he was rescued, thugs shot sporadically into the air, creating an even more tense atmosphere.
In a quick response, Police officers attached to the nearby polling unit called in armed reinforcement who arrived to calm the situation.
Ad-hoc staffers of the electoral commission, INEC, were advised by security personnel to conclude their vote counting early before the situation escalates.