JUST IN: Rotimi Akeredolu And Jegede Supporters Clash In Ondo

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There was fear at Oba-Akoko in Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State following a conflict between supporters of the All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the October governorship political race.

Supporters of Akeredolu of the APC, and the PDP applicant, Eyitayo Jegede, engaged in a gun battle in the town

Youths and supporters of the two parties were seriously injured, while drivers rushed to security as vehicles were vandalized in the warmth of the showdown.

Rotimi Akeredolu

Samuel Fasua, Head, Media Research of Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organization, affirmed that the PDP competitor was directly being held prisoner inside the royal residence of the monarch of the community by APC supporters.

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He said, “No fewer than five persons sustained varying degrees of injuries Today, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, when, quite unexpectedly, the convoy of Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu stormed Oba-Akoko in Akoko South-West and started attacking the campaign team of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, the PDP governorship flagbearer.

“As at now, no fewer than three vehicles in the convoy of Jegede have been badly damaged, while Jegede himself is being held hostage inside the palace of the monarch of Oba-the Oloba, by gun-totting hoodlums suspected to be agents of the governor.

“Curiously, Akeredolu was sighted inside he convoy while the attacks lasted, while police operatives in the location simply vascillated and looked on in the face of the orgies of madness.

“In the last five days too, there have been series of attacks on PDP supporters in Aiyede-Ogbese community in Akure North LGA, leading to machete and gun attacks and the burning of at least two houses of PDP members.”

But the APC in a statement by Olabode Olatunde, spokesperson for the Akeredolu campaign committee, alleged that the governor was on his campaign train to Ikare-Akoko when the PDP struck and attacked them.

He said, “Hoodlums loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Eyitayo Jegede SAN, on Wednesday attacked the convoy of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), at Oba Akoko in Akoko southwest local government area of the state.

“Governor Akeredolu and the All Progressives Congress campaign train was on the way to Ikare-Akoko in continuation of the local government campaign rally when the PDP struck and attacked the convoy of the campaign train.

“The branded campaign vehicle donated to Akeredolu campaign by Ambassador Sola Iji has been set ablaze by the PDP hoodlums. The driver of the vehicle sustained bodily injury and now receiving treatment at a government hospital.”

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