Ondo: Supporters of Akeredolu and Abraham involved in bloody clash


There was apprehension in Akure yesterday,  as fight broke out between supporters of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC, Rotimi Akeredolu and another aspirant,  Dr. Olusegun,  at the state headquaters of the party.



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The chaos reportedly started when supporters of Abraham, who held a rally round the Akure metropolis to ask that the “stolen”mandate given to Akeredolu by the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, members be restored were attacked at the party secretariat in Akure.

Placards displayed by the protesters had such inscriptions as “With Abraham we stand” “Restore Abraham’s mandate” “Abraham is APC’s candidate” and “Abraham is the authentic winner of September 3 primary”.

Dangerous weapons, including guns were freely used as the supporters of Akeredolu and Abraham, engaged in a free for all

Journalists and party supporters fled in different directions as the hoodlums attacked those at the party secretariat.

About 20 policemen with Armoured Personnel Carriers were deployed to the party secretariat to restore peace.

An unspecified number of party supporters and passers-by reportedly sustained injuries during the bloody clash.

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