- Olakunle Oluomo, the deputy speaker of the Ogun state House of Assembly, says hoodlums laid siege to his office in Ifo area of Ogun state
- APC chairman declares Sanwo-Olu as winner of Lagos primary election
Olakunle Oluomo, the deputy speaker of the Ogun state House of Assembly, reportedly escaped death on Tuesday, October 2, after suspected political thugs attacked his constituency office in Ifo area of the state.
The Tribune reports that the attack is said to be connected with the disagreement in the Ogun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the modalities for the gubernatorial primary in the state.
Speaking on the attack, Oluomo, said the hoodlums numbering over 100, stormed his office, wounded party members and vandalised property.
“Over 100 hoodlums stormed my constituency office this afternoon, wounded party members that are with me and destroyed my office and my free school buses. They are still milling around my office and the town as I speak now saying let Oluomo come out now and we teach him a lesson of how not to disobey “Oga” on consensus,” he said.
The deputy speaker said he was later rescued by policemen who whisked him to the Sango area command of the police for protection.
Meanwhile, the APC in Lagos state has declared Jide Sanwo-Olu as winner of the primary election and governorship candidate of the party for 2019.
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Tunde Balogun who is the chairman of the party in Lagos announced the result on Tuesday, October 2, at the party secretariat.
According to him, Sanwo-Olu polled 970,851 votes to defeat Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who reportedly had 72,901 votes.
This declaration is coming even after it was reported that the National Working Committee of the party had cancelled the exercise.
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