From Tony Osauzo, Benin

The Edo State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Anthony Aziegbemi, has spoken of the ordeal he went through in the hands of his abductors, saying that he does not wish anyone to go through the ordeal he suffered.

Recall that Aziegbemi recently regained freedom after 11 days in captivity with the gunmen who abducted him on March 15 at about 11pm on his way home after attending a meeting in Government House in Benin City.

He spoke of his experience Sunday evening when the state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, paid him a visit at his residence.

Apparently still shocked over his ordeal, the the PDP Chairman said he would not wish anyone, even his worst enemies, to go through the ordeal he had in the kidnappers’ den, recounting the trauma and fears he endured during his captivity.

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“I don’t wish anyone, even my worst enemies, to go through the ordeal I went through in the kidnappers’ den. The experience was traumatizing and again, I don’t wish that for any one”, he stated.

His abductors had demanded N500 million ransom for his release but it could not be ascertained if any ransom was paid before he was set free.

During the visit, the deputy governor who disclosed that he had a personal bond with the Aziegbemis, expressed joy on his safe return.

“We came to celebrate Easter with our chairman and also thank God for his safe return home from the den of kidnappers. Don’t forget I am the godfather to Aziegbemi’s twin-babies which show I have a personal bond with the Aziegbemis”, he said