The clash between supporters of the All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party occured ahead of the October governorship election, as supporters engaged in a gun battle.
Many Youth and supporters sustained serious injuries as motorists tried to escape due to angry youths destroying vehicles.
Samuel Fasua, Head, Media Research of Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organisation, alleged that the PDP candidate was presently being held hostage inside the palace of the monarch of the community by APC supporters.
He said, “No fewer than five persons sustained varying degrees of injuries 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 Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, the PDP governorship flagbearer.
“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-the Oloba, by gun-totting hoodlums suspected to be agents of the governor.
“Curiously, Akeredolu was sighted inside he convoy while the attacks lasted, while police operatives in the location simply vascillated and looked on in the face of the orgies of madness.
He noted that the last five days has seen series of attacks on PDP supporters in Aiyede-Ogbese community in Akure North LGA, which led to machete and gun attacks and the burning of at least two houses of PDP members.
However, reacting contrarily in a statement, spokesperson for the Akeredolu campaign committee, Olabode Olatunde alleged that the governor was on his campaign train to Ikare-Akoko when the PDP struck and attacked them.
According to him, Hoodlums who wereloyal to the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Eyitayo Jegede SAN, today attacked the convoy of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), at Oba Akoko in Akoko southwest local government area of the state.
He said Governor Akeredolu and members of the All Progressives Congress campaign were going to Ikare-Akoko in continuation of the local government campaign rally when the attack by PDP Fanatics started.
“The branded campaign vehicle donated to Akeredolu campaign by Ambassador 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.”