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Politics of Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Source: Legit

Ondo election: Tension as Governor Akeredolu’s convoy is attacked

Tension as Governor Akeredolu’s convoy is attacked Tension as Governor Akeredolu’s convoy is attacked

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.

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 head, media research, Eyitayo Jegede campaign organisation, Samuel Fasua 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.

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