Armed Thugs Kill 3 APC at Pre-election Meeting in Oyo State
- Three people have lost their lives in Oyo state after thugs stormed an APC meeting in the Ile-Tuntun area of Ibadan
- An eye-witness, however, stated that the incident was a clash between PDP and APC members in the area
- There have been fears that the governorship election in the south-west state would be bloody due to the tension in the past few days
lle-Tuntun - Armed thugs, on Thursday, March 16, disrupted an All Progressives Congress (APC) meeting at the Ile-Tuntun area of Ibadan South East local government, killing three people and destroying vehicles and other properties.
Daily Trust reports that the hoodlums viciously attacked many APC supporters attending the meeting.
The party’s assembly candidate in constituency 2, Wariths Alawuje, was at the meeting venue during the attack, but he escaped.
Wariths confirmed the incident through a telephone call, saying:
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“We were meeting with party executives when we heard members of (party name withheld) walking towards our office. Our people waited for them to go.
“Not long after, we saw a top member of the party whispering to another and the next thing, we started hearing gunshots, and before we could say jack, many of our people had been injured, cars had been damaged while nearby houses were not spared. Some persons were also killed.”
Eye-witness says attack was a clash between PDP, APC supporters
Punch reports that the incident was a clash between APC members and their Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterparts.
According to the report, members of the APC were holding a meeting at the party office at Iyana Court, Ile-tuntun in Ibadan, when vehicles of the PDP members passing by provoked APC loyalists and started throwing objects at them.
An eye-witness said:
“PDP then got angry. And when retaliated, a leading member of the party and a member of the House of Representatives then picked a gun and fired gunshots at the APC members. That was what led to free for all.”
Delta PDP guber candidate, Sheriff Oborevwori, escapes assassination
Recall that the Speaker of the Delta state House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, escaped an assassination attempt on Sunday, March 12.
Oborevwori, the governorship candidate of the PDP in the state, escaped unhurt, according to his spokesman.
However, one of the security details attached to the Speaker’s convoy was injured during the attack.
Troops foil thugs’ attempt to disrupt elections in Kogi state
Legit.ng had earlier reported that eight political thugs were nabbed by the military in Okene, Kogi state, during the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections.
Soldiers arrested the political thugs in an attempt to disrupt the electoral process in the local government area.
The troops recovered three pump action guns, two locally fabricated AK 47 rifles, and other locally made weapons from the thugs.