Following the violent conflict between supporters of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, Eyitayo Jegede and Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the PDP candidate has described the incident as an tried assassination on his life.
In keeping with Jedege whereas briefing journalists at his marketing campaign workplace in Akure, the Ondo State capital over the event, the gunshots fired at his supporters at Oba-Akoko in Akoko South West Native Authorities Space of the state have been from the convoy of Governor Akeredolu.
On Wednesday, the camp of the Governor Akeredolu and Jegede engaged in violent conflict whereas on marketing campaign tour to Akoko space of the state.
Whereas emphasizing that Governor Akeredolu needs to be held accountable if something occurs to him or any of his supporters, Jegede urged his loyalists to defend themselves within the face of any intimidation.
Jegede, who additionally maintained that he was duly cleared to be in Akoko to marketing campaign by the Commissioner of Police, stated that Akeredolu flouted the safety association by going to Akoko to marketing campaign as he was not meant to be there.
“It was a transparent case of try on my life. I by no means believed that we’ll ever come this low. If something occurs to me or anyone on this state, who’s responding. I’m not determined to control the state.
“When dwell bullets have been fired, it’s a clear case of assassination try on my life.
“I’ve met with the Commissioner of Police to formally report the incident to him in addition to the DSS.
“Once we have been at Oloba, we out of the blue heard gunshots. The pictures have been fired from the convoy of the governor. 15 autos have been destroyed with lots of my supporters injured.
“The thugs have been armed with AK47 and pump motion aiming on the individuals. They shot sporadically all via the incident.”
In the meantime, Jegede disclosed that after the incident, he positioned a name to Governor Akeredolu who he stated assured him that he’ll name his boys to order as he informed him that he was not conscious of the incident.