In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 30th, September, 2020

Many Injured As PDP And APC Supporters Conflict Forward Of Governorship Election

Many Injured As PDP And APC Supporters Clash Ahead Of Governorship Election

Supporters fight in Ondo state

One of many vehicles broken within the combat


Many individuals have been left critically injured as supporters of the All Progressives Congress(APC) and the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) clashed on Tuesday at Ipele and Owo cities.


The incident additionally left many autos broken.


Each events have confirmed the conflict, with every accusing the opposite of masterminding the assaults.


An announcement by Kayode Fasua, the spokesman for the Eyitayo Jegede marketing campaign, mentioned the convoy of the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, was attacked in Ipele and Owo township in Owo Native Authorities “by closely armed APC political thugs.”


He mentioned a PDP member, Amuda Sikiru, was shot within the face and stomach through the social gathering’s marketing campaign rally in Owo city by the APC thugs.


Mr Fasua additionally mentioned the sufferer was rushed to the state’s specialist hospital in Akure.


In line with him, two different PDP supporters, Taye Akintufede and Seun Ogunlade, have been additionally shot.


“Apart from, a few of our marketing campaign autos have been broken, as was witnessed in Oba-Akoko neighborhood not too long ago,” the PDP marketing campaign spokesman mentioned.

“One of many convoy’s marketing campaign vans was fully burnt down.

“Earlier within the day, the identical APC armed hoodlums had blocked the entry level to Ipele neighborhood, Jegede’s maternal house, and tried to show again the marketing campaign crew.

“This spate of assaults on our members by the ruling social gathering within the state is threatening the peace of the state, and is seemingly supposed to trigger violence forward of the October 10 governorship election.”


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However the Akeredolu marketing campaign spokesman, Olatunde Olabode, disputed the claims.


He mentioned Jegede “ordered his thugs to unleash coordinated assaults on the harmless individuals of Ipele and Ijebu in Owo native authorities space.”

“Our individuals have been traumatised with the sound of gunshots sporadically by Eyiyato Jegede’s thugs in Owo immediately,” Mr Olabode mentioned.

“Earlier immediately, on our approach to Akoko Southwest in continuation of our native authorities marketing campaign in Akoko South-west, we seen that every one our billboards and banners have been destroyed at Emure junction.

“Sensing that the PDP is perhaps in the primary city, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu ordered his marketing campaign convoy to take one other route out of the city.

“Regardless of this, Eyitayo Jegede and the PDP nonetheless went forward to trigger mayhem in Owo by attacking harmless members of the general public and anybody with APC or Akeredolu branded caps or T-Shirt.”


Olabode mentioned “no fewer than 20 vehicles have been destroyed and lots of harmless individuals of Ipele and Ijebu Owo injured”.

He mentioned bikes have been burnt “and the streets of Ipele suffering from shell of bullets.”


In the meantime, the police command in Ondo has confirmed the mayhem, promised to research the state of affairs.

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