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Ondo 2020: Eight injured, vehicle burnt as Akeredolu, Jegede’s supporters clash.

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Eyitayo Jegede and Rotimi Akeredolu Ondo 2020
Ondo 2020 Eyitayo Jegede and Rotimi Akeredolu

By Adejumo kabir, Premiumtimes

At least eight people were injured on Wednesday as supporters of Rotimi Akeredolu of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) clashed.

A car was also burnt in the clash that occurred at Oba Akoko, Akoko South West Local Government Area of the state.

This is happening less than a month to the October 10 governorship poll.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that Mr Akeredolu’s campaign convoy ran into the campaign convoy of Mr Jegede and in the process, various vehicles were damaged.

The Akeredolu Campaign Organisation’s spokesperson, Olatunde Olabode, in a statement said Mr Jegede’s ‘thugs’ were responsible for the incident while they were going to Ikare-Akoko for their local government campaign.

“The branded campaign vehicle donated to Akeredolu campaign by Sola Iji has been set ablaze by the PDP hoodlums. The driver of the vehicle sustained bodily injury and now receiving treatment at a government hospital”, he said.

The spokesperson of the Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organisation spokesperson, Samuel Fasua, in another statement, said several of Mr Jegede’s supporters were severely injured.

He also disclosed that “Akeredolu was sighted inside the convoy while the attacks lasted. Police operatives in the location simply vacillated and looked on in the face of the orgies of madness.”

“In the last five days too, there have been series of attacks on PDP supporters in Aiyede-Ogbese community in Akure North LGA, leading to machete and gun attacks and the burning of at least two houses of PDP members.”

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