- There are fears that some thugs in Ondo are threatening Eyitayo Jegede, PDP's flagbearer in Ondo
- Segun Sowunmi, a former to Atiku Abubakar, even claimed that the hoodlums are loyal to the APC in the state
- Sowunmi alleged that the hoodlums recently destroyed cars belonging to Eyitayo
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Concerns have been raised and allegations made that some thugs loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo are beginning to strike terror in the minds of residents.
The claim was made by Segun Sowunmi, a spokesman for Atiku Abubakar during his presidential campaign in 2019.
Sowunmi in a statement made available to Legit.ng alleged that the thugs are working with the approval of the Ondo state government to taunt the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s flagbearer, Eyitayo Jegede.
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He went on to claim that the hoodlums recently went about shooting and destroying Jegede's vehicles in front of the Oba's palace.
The former aide to Atiku said that this worrisome development is a grim reminder of the mayhem that took place in 1983 in Ondo, a history which should not be repeated.
Sowunmi recalled: "History must not repeat itself, as this ugly incident draws my mind back to 1983 when another Owo man was governor like Akeredolu in Ondo state.
"Those who were around then would shiver when they think back and remember the public disorder that became known as 'wetie'."
He, therefore, called on President Muhammadu Buhari and all well-meaning Nigerians to take note of this and fight against violence and intimidation of all sorts before and during the election.
Sowunmi said that the "shooting and destroying the vehicles of his rival, Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party, requires the attention of all men of goodwill, especially President Muhammadu Buhari."
He added: "Mr President, you have a duty to read the riot act to all parties. Ondo must not go to the dogs."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the PDP had accused the APC of masterminding the attacks on the campaign team of Jegede.
Jegede's campaign buses were attacked on Wednesday, September 16, by suspected thugs in Oba-Akoko in Akoko SouthWest local government area of Ondo state.
In a statement released in Akure, the state capital, by Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organisation (EJCO) director, Samuel Fasua, PDP said three vehicles in the convoy of its flagbearer were badly damaged.
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