Edo PDP chairman kidnapped after meeting with Obaseki regains freedom

Edo PDP chairman Tony Aziegbemi

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State Tony Aziegbemi, who was taken captive by kidnappers on March 15 in Benin, has regained freedom.

Speaking on behalf of the family, Clem Aziegbemi said the PDP leader was released unhurt.

Mr Aziegbemi reunited with his family at 3am on Tuesday after 11 days in captivity.

“As a member of the Aziegbemi family, we say thank you all for your great show of love and solidarity with us all through the period of the adoption of our beloved son, brother, cousin, and leader, Dr Tony Aziegbemi,” said Clem.

“Thank you, all…. We are most grateful for all your valuable contributions through prayers and steadfastness. God bless.”

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Aziegbemi was ambushed at the Bishop Edokpolor Boulevard Junction, Off Country Home, GRA Benin City, while returning from Government House where held a meeting with Governor Godwin Obaseki.

His abduction came less than a month after his party conducted a primary election for the September 21 off-cycle governorship election in the state.

The public relations officer of the Police Command in Edo, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, told NAN that an official statement would soon be issued on the development.