Thugs suspected to be working for the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday attacked the convoy of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede.
The attack according to sources occurred in Ipele and Owo in Owo Local government area of the state. The heavily armed thugs wounded some members of the PDP. One Mr. Amuda Sikiru was shot in the face and abdomen during the attack. Others sustained varying degrees of injuries and are currently receiving treatments.
Reacting to the incident, the Director, Media and Research, Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organization, Mr Samuel Fasua said “this spate of attack on our members by the ruling party in the state is threatening the peace of the state and is apparently intended to cause violence ahead of the October 10 governorship election.
“We are calling on the Inspector General of Police, the human rights community and other international bodies to come to our rescue in Ondo State.
“We want a free and fair election, but the party in power does not.”