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PDP, APC Trade Words Over Clash in Ondo, Five Injured, Campaign Vehicles Damaged

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are exchanging words over Wednesday’s  clash in Oba-Akoko in Akoko southwest local government area of the state.

The APC claimed hoodlums loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship candidate, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) attacked the convoy of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) at Oba-Akoko.

APC claimed that Akeredolu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign train were on the way to Ikare-Akoko in continuation of the local government campaign rally when the PDP allegedly struck and attacked the convoy of the campaign train.

“The branded campaign vehicle donated to Akeredolu campaign by Ambassador Sola Iji has been set ablaze by the PDP hoodlums”, the APC claimed.

But, the PDP said no fewer than five persons sustained varying degrees of injuries when the convoy of Ondo State Governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu stormed Oba-Akoko.

The Party claimed that vehicles in the convoy of Jegede were badly damaged, while Jegede himself was held hostage inside the palace of the monarch of Oba, the Oloba, by gun totting hoodlums suspected to be agents of the governor.

The PDP added that in the last five days, there have been series of attacks on PDP supporters in Aiyede-Ogbese community in Akure North LGA, leading to machete and gun attacks and the burning of at least two houses of PDP members.

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