The Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has visited a woman, Jennifer Efidi, who was attacked during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Lagos on February 25.
Mrs Efidi was attacked by suspected thugs at her polling unit in the Surulere area of the state.
The thugs reportedly destroyed ballot boxes while the voters were exercising their franchise and attacked those who attempted to restrain them, injuring Efidi in the face in the process.
Efidi, however, remained resilient and cast her vote after receiving first aid treatment. Her story immediately went viral.
In a post on Twitter, Obi acknowledged her bravery and resoluteness and referred to her as one of the great icons of Nigeria’s democracy.
The former Anambra State governor said: “Today, I visited Mrs Jennifer Efidi. She was attacked on 25th February in an attempt to stop her from voting, but she stood her ground. Jennifer is one of the great icons of Nigeria’s democracy.
“She is my point of contact with every Nigerian who suffered a similar fate in their bid to exercise their voting rights and contribute to a new Nigeria. Like many Nigerians, I acknowledge her bravery and resoluteness. Jennifer is a true manifestation of Profiles in Courage for a new Nigeria.”