The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Action Alliance of Ecuador, Daniel Noboa Azin, denounced this Thursday an attack against a caravan in which he was traveling in Durán, in the province of Guayas, in an incident that the authorities assure was not directed against him. .
“Thank God we came out unharmed,” Noboa said on the X social network, formerly called Twitter.
The candidate added that he will continue with his closing campaign in Guayaquil, scheduled for this Thursday.
The FBI commission that will help investigate the murder of Fernando Villavicencio is already in Ecuador, reports the Ecuadorian government
On the same social network, both the Ecuadorian National Police and the Minister of the Interior, Juan Zapata, ruled out an “armed attack” against the candidate, although they did not give details about the incident either.
Both the police and Zapata said that several agents were deployed in the area after the incident.
CNN is trying to get more information from Noboa Azin’s campaign team and the Ecuadorian authorities.
The 6 detainees in relation to the murder of Fernando Villavicencio, candidate in Ecuador, are Colombians, say authorities
The final stretch of the early elections in Ecuador -which will be held this Sunday, August 20- was marked by the assassination of the presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio on August 9, after a campaign event in Quito. Six people have been arrested in the case and a commission from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) even participates in the investigation.