In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, September, 2020

5 Injured, Car Burnt As Akeredolu, Jegede Supporters Conflict

Five Injured, Vehicle Burnt As Akeredolu, Jegede Supporters Clash


5 Injured, Car Burnt As Akeredolu, Jegede Supporters Conflict

No fewer than 5 individuals have been injured whereas a automobile was burnt on Wednesday when the supporters of the candidates of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Social gathering attacked clashed on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at Oba Akoko in Akoko South West Native Authorities Space of the state when the convoy of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu met with the convoy of PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, within the city.

An eyewitness mentioned the social and financial actions of the world have been paralyzed for a number of hours.

To this finish, the marketing campaign organisations of the 2 candidates have pointed accusing fingers at one another.

The spokesperson of the Akeredolu/Ayedatiwa Marketing campaign Organisation, Mr Richard Olatunde, alleged that it was Jegede’s supporters that first attacked the governor’s convoy which was on a marketing campaign mission to the Akoko space of the state.

However, the Head, Media Analysis, Eyitayo Jegede Marketing campaign Organisation, Mr Samuel Fasua, alleged that the hoodlums that attacked Jegede’s convoy have been the supporters of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

Olatunde mentioned, “Whereas we’re shocked and saddened by this assault, we aren’t too stunned, as a result of the PDP has proven that it isn’t specializing in points in its marketing campaign for the election. They’ll slightly deploy violence and falsehood to attain low-cost political factors.”

Reacting, Fasua mentioned, “As of now, no fewer than three autos within the convoy of Jegede have been badly broken, whereas Jegede himself is being held hostage contained in the palace of the monarch of Oba-Akoko by gun-totting hoodlums suspected to be brokers of the governor.

“Curiously, Akeredolu was sighted contained in the convoy whereas the assaults lasted, whereas police operatives within the location regarded on within the face of the orgies of insanity”.

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The Police Public Relations Officer of the state, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the incident mentioned some males of the command had been deployed within the city to calm the scenario.

“We now have despatched some cell policemen to the world and the scenario has been put underneath management,” Ikoro said.

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