Ondo: Tension As Gunshots Rent Air Amid APC Governorship Primary, Video Emerges

Ondo: Tension As Gunshots Rent Air Amid APC Governorship Primary, Video Emerges

  • The APC governorship primary in Ondo state has turned dramatic as some youths fired gunshots in some parts of the state
  • This comes amid claims incumbent Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, is leading the race for the party's guber ticket in ongoing exercise
  • About four governorship candidates have called for the sack of Governor Usman Ododo-led election committee in the state

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Akure, Ondo - Some All Progressives Congress (APC) youths have reportedly opened gunfire at the ongoing governorship primary election of the party in Ondo state.

This is as Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa is said to be leading the ongoing governorship primary, led by Governor Usman Ododo of Kogi state.

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Gunshot in Ondo APC governorship primary as Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa takes the lead
Tension in Ondo as gunshots heard amid APC governorship primary Photo Credit: Lucky Aiyedatiwa
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APC Ondo: Four aspirants call for cancellation

According to Leadership, four APC governorship aspirants in the state have called for the cancellation of the primary election, alleging that the Ododo-led seven-man rigged it.

The aspirants asked the party's national leadership to remove the Ododo-led committee immediately.

They added that they no longer trust the committee's ability to conduct a free and fair election following the controversy that marred the exercise.

Below is the video of gunshots in the state:

About 171,922 accredited APC members would participate in the direct primary election exercise.

The poll is expected to hold at 203 wards of 18 local government areas of the state. In the poll, 16 aspirants, including the incumbent Aiyedatiwa, contested for the party ticket.

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Speaking to reporters at the BON Hotel in Akure, the Ondo state capital, on Saturday, April 20, the four candidates, led by Barrister Gbenga Edema, said that the ongoing exercise was not free and fair.

They said the situation should be handled with care because the election outcome would determine the party's fate in November.

Ondo: Amotekun faces deadly 7-man Delta gang

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Amotekun in Ondo state foiled a robbery attempt by a seven-man deadly gang from Delta state.

Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, the commander of the Amotekun in Ondo state, disclosed that the gang planned to rob three banks and kidnap a business person.

However, their plans failed, and the target's staff, who was invited to join for intel, declined to be part of the operation.

Source: Legit.ng

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