A clash among supporters of the candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Oba Akoko, in the Akoko South West Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday left at least five people injured and vehicles vandalised.
The clash had occurred when the convoy of Ekiti State Governor and APC Governorship candidate Rotimi Akeredolu met with the convoy of the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, in the town.
Reports from eyewitnesses said that socio-economic activities in the area had been paralysed for several hours as supporters of both candidates engaged in acts of violence.
Speaking on the fight, the Spokesperson for the Akeredolu/Ayedatiwa Campaign Organisation, Mr Richard Olatunde, accused Jegede’s supporters of starting the scruffle.
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He said, “Governor Akeredolu and the campaign train of the APC were on their way to Ikare-Akoko, when the thugs struck and attacked the convoy.”
“The hoodlums set ablaze the branded campaign vehicle donated to the Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organisation by Ambassador Sola Iji.”
On the other hand, The Head, Media Research, Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organisation, Mr Samuel Fasua, alleged that Akeredolu’s supporters attacked Jegede’s convoy.
Jegede speaking with newsmen later at his campaign office in Akure, described the incident as an assassination attempt on his life and members of his entourage.
He added that no fewer than 15 vehicles in his convoy had been vandalised while the political thugs allegedly injured some members of his party.