With 23 days to the governorship election in Ondo State, pressure is at the moment brewing in Ondo State following the assault on the convoy of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu by political thugs suspected to be loyalists of the candidate of the Individuals’s Democratic Get together, PDP, Eyitayo Jegede.
In line with sources, the marketing campaign prepare of Governor Akeredolu who’s standard-bearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC was on transit by means of Oba-Akoko to Ikare-Akoko in Akoko North-East Native Authorities of the state when the incident occurred.
In the meantime, the PDP has acknowledged that it was APC supporters who have been within the convoy of Akeredolu that attacked the marketing campaign prepare of Jegede when each convoys met at Oba-Akoko in Akoko South West.
Talking on the event, the Spokesperson of Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa Marketing campaign Group, Olabode Richard Olatunde mentioned that the assault led to the burning of one of many marketing campaign autos within the convoy of the governor including that the motive force of the car sustained severe bodily damage.
“Whereas we’re shocked and saddened by this assault, we aren’t too shocked, as a result of the PDP has proven that it isn’t specializing in points in its marketing campaign for the election. They are going to relatively deploy violence and falsehood to attain low-cost political factors.”
In the meantime, 10 marketing campaign autos within the convoy of Jegede was mentioned to have been vandalised within the assault.
It was gathered that Jegede was on the palace of Oloba of Oba, Oba Nathaniel Adegoroye, the normal ruler of the city, the place he had gone to pay homage as a part of his marketing campaign visits to the city when the attackers allegedly struck.
In line with the Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kennedy Peretei, the attackers who have been hooded stormed the situation after alighting from the convoy of the governor.
Peretei alleged that neither Akeredolu nor the police operatives within the governor’s convoy did something to cease the attackers.
“Everyone was taken without warning. Aketi individuals have been passing earlier than they stopped abruptly, and earlier than you Jack, these masked males rushed down and began breaking Jegede’s autos.
When contacted, the Police Spokesperson within the state, Tee-Leo Ikoro who confirmed the assault acknowledged that cellular policemen have been deployed to the realm on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami.