– The convoy of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was reportedly attacked by thugs in Ondo state
– Another set of thugs also reportedly attacked Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the PDP in the Ondo governorship election
– The convoy of both candidates cross paths during campaigns in Akoko southwest local government area of the state
The political tension in Ondo state escalated on Wednesday, September 16, after the convoy of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was reportedly attacked by thugs in Akoko southwest local government area of the state.
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Another set of thugs also reportedly attacked Eyitayo Jegede, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ondo governorship election.
According to the Vanguard newspaper, that attacks occurred when the convoy of Akeredolu met with the convoy of Jegede in the town during campaigns.
Akeredolu, the current Ondo state governor who is seeking a second term on the platform of the All progressives Congress (APC), has blamed the PDP for the attack.
Richard Olabode, the spokesperson of the Akeredolu/ Ayedatiwa campaign organisation alleged that thugs loyal to the PDP first attacked the governor’s convoy in Oba- Akoko and set the campaign vehicle ablaze.
He called on security agencies to investigate the attack on the governor and make the perpetrators face justice.
But in a counter-accusation, the spokesperson for the PDP, Kennedy Petetei blamed APC thugs for the attack on Jegede’s convoy.
He alleged that the attackers alighted from the governor’s convoy to attack the PDP campaign team.
Petetei said some of Jegede’s supporters sustained of injuries and had been taken to the near hospital for treatment.
The Ondo state police command has confirmed the clash in the community.
The spokesperson for the command, Tee Leo lkoro said mobile policemen have been deployed curtail the crisis.
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