Eyitayo Jegede, gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Ondo State, has accused governor Rotimi Akeredolu of sending “gun-trotting hoodlums” to attack his convoy, in Oba-Akoko, Akoko South- West Local Government Area of the state.
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The Head of Media Research Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organisation (EJCO), Samuel Fasua, said “no fewer than five persons sustained various degrees of injuries” in the attack, which occurred during a campaign rally in the zone on Wednesday.
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“Today, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, when, quite unexpectedly, the convoy of Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, stormed Oba- Akoko in Akoko South-West and started attacking the campaign team of Eyitayo Jegede, the PDP governorship standard-bearer,” the statement read.
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“As at now, no fewer than three vehicles in the convoy of Jegede have been badly damaged, while Jegede himself is being held hostage inside the palace of the monarch of Oba-Akoko, the Oloba, by gun-trotting hoodlums suspected to be agents of the governor.
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“Curiously, Akeredolu was sighted inside the convoy while the attacks lasted, while police operatives in the location simply vacillated and looked on in the face of the orgies of madness.”
Akeredolu has not reacted to the allegation.