Ondo 2020: Akeredolu’s Convoy And Gov. Jegede’s Loyalists Clash, Many Injured


Tension is currently brewing in Ondo State as political thugs suspected to be loyalists of the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Eyitayo Jegede attack on the convoy of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu just 23 days to the governorship election.


According to reports, the campaign train of Governor Akeredolu who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was on transit through Oba-Akoko to Ikare-Akoko in Akoko North-East Local Government of the state when the incident happened.


However, the PDP refuted the claim saying it was APC supporters who were in the convoy of Akeredolu that attacked the campaign train of Jegede when both convoys met at Oba-Akoko in Akoko South West.


Olabode Richard Olatunde, the Spokesperson of Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organization, said that the attack led to the burning of one of the campaign vehicles in the convoy of the governor adding that the driver of the vehicle sustained serious bodily injury.


“While we are shocked and saddened by this attack, we are not too surprised, because the PDP has shown that it is not focusing on issues in its campaign for the election. They will rather deploy violence and falsehood to score cheap political points,” he added.


Meanwhile, 10 campaign vehicles in the convoy of Jegede were reportedly vandalised in the attack.


It was also gathered that Jegede was at the palace of Oloba of Oba, Oba Nathaniel Adegoroye, the traditional ruler of the town, where he had gone to pay homage as part of his campaign visits to the town when the attackers allegedly struck.


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