Philip Aivoji, the Lagos State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was abducted on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway around 6 p.m. on Thursday. The incident occurred as Aivoji was returning from a stakeholders’ meeting in Oyo State, convened by Governors Seyi Makinde and Ademola Adeleke.
The state publicity secretary of the PDP, Hon. Hakeem Amode, confirmed the abduction and called for prompt intervention from security agencies and government authorities at all levels to secure Aivoji’s release. Amode highlighted the prevalent issue of kidnapping in Nigeria and expressed deep concern over the government’s inability to address this menace effectively.
The abduction was described as a violent incident, and as of now, there has been no communication from the abductors regarding Aivoji’s whereabouts. The PDP has appealed to the governments of Oyo, Ogun, and Lagos States, alongside security agencies, to expedite efforts in ensuring Aivoji’s safe return. The party calls for public support in initiatives aimed at ending this threat to innocent lives and believes that with increased efforts from security agencies, Aivoji can be rescued.