- The police have spoken on the violent clash which happened in Akure on Sunday, October 4
- Spokesperson of the Ondo police command, Tee-Leo Ikoro, said the clash was between supporters of two political parties; APC and PDP
- However, both parties were trading blames, accusing each other of being responsible for the clash
Ahead of the Ondo state governorship election, supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) clashed in Akure on Sunday, October 4.
The clash was reported to be a reprisal against the killing of an APC member in Oba Nla area of Akure, the state capital, on Saturday night, October 3.
Many were injured while vehicles belonging to the supporters of both parties were reportedly vandalised.
Premium Times reported that the police command in the southwest state gave the details of the clash.
Tee-Leo Ikoro, the spokesperson of the police in the state, said:
“It (the clash) was between two political parties and we earlier dislodged them on Saturday only for them to regroup the following morning but again, our men quickly dislodged them.
“No life lost and normalcy has returned to the area now."
Reacting to the development, Richard Olatunde, the spokesperson for the Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organisation, accused the PDP of being responsible for the attack.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organisation spokesperson, Kayode Fasua, also alleged that the APC was responsible for the chaos.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the PDP pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari not to give in to any pressure to compromise the governorship election in Ondo state.
A spokesperson for the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, made the plea on Sunday, October 4, at a news conference in Abuja.
Ologbondiyan called on the president to maintain the standard for a free, fair, and credible election as witnessed in the Edo election.
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