- The convoy of the PDP's candidate for Ondo election, Eyitayo Jegede, was said to have been attacked again
- INEC is conducting a gubernatorial election in the state on Saturday, October 10
- The election will be keenly contested between Governor Akeredolu and Jegede
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Barely eleven days to the conduct of the Ondo state governorship election, some suspected political thugs have attacked the convoy of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the poll, Eyitayo Jegede.
The Sun reports that no fewer than three persons were injured during the attack which occurred at Ipele and Owo in Owo local government area of the state.
Legit.ng gathered that the report said a PDP member identified as Amuda Sikiru was shot in the face and abdomen during the campaign rally in Owo by suspected thugs allegedly working for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The victim was said to have been rushed to the state specialist hospital in Akure where he is still receiving medical treatment.
According to the report, two other persons - Taye Akintufede and Seun Ogunlade were also rushed to the same hospital.
It was also gathered that some campaign vehicles of the PDP were damaged during the rally, while one of the convoy’s campaign trucks was completely burnt down.
Speaking on the incident, the director, media and research, Eyitayo Jegede campaign organization, Samuel Fasua, said that armed hoodlums also blocked the entry point to the Ipele community, Jegede’s maternal home, and attempted to turn back the campaign team.
Condemning the attacks on PDP members, he said it is threatening the peace of the state and also aimed at causing violence ahead of the election.
Fasua urged the Police IG, human rights community and other international bodies to intervene in the matter.
According to him, the people of Ondo want a free and fair election, but the party in power is working against it.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that after his roles in the reelection of Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, vowed that he would visit Ondo as the constitution guarantees him the right.
It was reported that he made this known on Tuesday, September 29, when he featured in a live television programme in Akure, Ondo state's capital.
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