The chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos chapter, Philip Aivoji has been abducted, The Nation learnt on Friday.

Aivoji was abducted on Thursday, January 25, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway while returning from a stakeholders meeting in Oyo state convened by Governors Seyi Makinde and Ademola Adeleke.

His abduction was confirmed by the State PDP Publicity Secretary, Hon. Hakeem Amode.

Amode in a statement called upon security agencies and government authorities at all levels to intervene promptly and secure the release of its chairman.

He said: “It is disheartening that kidnapping has become a prevalent issue in our country, and the government’s inability to address this menace is deeply concerning.

“The abduction of Aivoji underscores the pressing need for decisive actions from the government and stakeholders to eradicate this menace. Aivoji’s abduction was a violent incident, and his current whereabouts or any communication from the abductors remain unknown.

“We implore the governments of Oyo, Ogun, and Lagos States, alongside security agencies, to expedite efforts and secure his safe return to his family and well-wishers.

“We firmly believe that, with increased efforts from security agencies, Aivoji can be rescued from these criminals, and we call on the public to support initiatives aimed at ending this threat to innocent lives.”