The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, and his supporters were on Sunday attacked by some thugs said to be members of a faction of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). Many were said to have sustained injuries while campaign vehicles were damaged.
An online media group, ondoevents.com, reported that thugs allegedly loyal to one of the Governorship Aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former deputy clerk of the National Assembly, Mr. Olayide Adelami were responsible for the attack.
It said that the incident occurred on Sunday during a party meeting around Igboroko in Owo, Owo local government area of the state, adding that trouble started when APC members under the Owo Youths Redemption Group (OYRG) led by one Olamide Olayemi, declared support for the re-election of the state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN.
Olamide said; “At about 2 pm around Igboroko here, we were holding our meeting as a group to declare our total support for the re-election of Governor Akeredolu when these thugs brandishing sophisticated weapons such as guns, axes and cutlasses arrived at the theatre of crime in two vans and a white pick up belonging to Eni Omosule.”
“The thugs fired gunshots sporadically in the open and destroyed Aketi’s campaign bus packed along the street. People scampered for their dear lives while the melee lasted for about an hour.”