In A Significant Development, Edo PDP Chairman, Aziegbemi Regains Freedom


After 11 days in captivity, Tony Aziegbemi, the Edo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been freed by his abductors. He was seized by armed individuals on Friday, March 15, 2024, at 11 pm , shortly after concluding a meeting with Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki. The Kidnappers had initially demanded a ransom of N500 million for his release. Senator Odion Ugbesia has confirmed his safe return.

Ugbesia told newsmen on the phone that “Yes, i just spoke to him, it is true, To God be the glory.”

In the meantime, a statement issued by Clem Aziegbemi, representing Aziegbemi family, expressed gratitude to the public for their outpouring of support and solidarity during this trying times.

“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 unfortunate and ugly abduction of our beloved son, brother, cousin, and leader, Dr. Tony Aziegbemi for his unhurt release. Thank you, all….We are most grateful for all your valuable contributions through prayers and steadfastness,” he said.

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