In News by stephen abiodun on the 17th, September, 2020

Eight injured, car burnt as Akeredolu, Jegede supporters conflict

Eight injured, vehicle burnt as Akeredolu, Jegede supporters clash

Eight individuals have been injured and a car razed in an assault between supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) at Oba Akoko in Akoko South West Native Authorities Space of Ondo State.

The conflict occurred on Wednesday when Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu marketing campaign workforce bumped into the marketing campaign practice of candidate of the PDP, Eyitayo Jegede, who was within the space for marketing campaign.

PDP and APC have traded accusations over who was chargeable for the assault.

A press release by Head, Media Analysis, Eyitayo Jegede Marketing campaign Organisation, Mr. Samuel Fasua, stated 5 supporters of the get together sustained accidents when the convoy of Governor Akeredolu began attacking the marketing campaign workforce of Jegede.

He stated three automobiles within the convoy of Jegede had been broken, whereas Jegede was held hostage contained in the palace of the monarch, the Oloba of Oba, by gun-totting hoodlums suspected to be brokers of the governor.

Fasua alleged: “Akeredolu was sighted contained in the convoy whereas the assaults lasted. Police operatives on the location merely appeared on within the face of the orgies of insanity.

“Within the final 5 days too, there have been collection of assaults on PDP supporters at Aiyede-Ogbese neighborhood in Akure North Native Authorities, resulting in machete and gun assaults and the burning of at the very least two homes of PDP members.

“These continued assaults on PDP members by Aketi’s political thugs are little doubt threatening the peace of our expensive state.

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“We earnestly name on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector-Basic of Police to intervene, to save lots of the lives of individuals, who’re being prevented by the powers-that-be in Ondo State from belonging to events of their selection.”

However spokesman for Akeredolu Marketing campaign Organisation, Olatunde Richard Olabode, stated hoodlums loyal to Jegede attacked the convoy of Governor Akeredolu at Oba Akoko in Akoko Southwest Native Authorities.

Olabode stated Governor Akeredolu’s marketing campaign practice was going to Ikare-Akoko in continuation of the native authorities marketing campaign rally when the PDP struck and attacked the convoy of the marketing campaign practice.

“The branded marketing campaign car donated to Akeredolu marketing campaign by Ambassador Sola Iji has been set ablaze by the PDP hoodlums.

“The driving force of the car sustained damage and is now receiving remedy at a authorities hospital.”

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