Political thugs in Ondo state shot extensively at the air as thugs from two opposition parties clashed which left three people with deep gunshot injuries.
The All Progressive Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, battled in a bloody war at Ijomu/Oba-Nla junctions in Akure town.
The exchange of bullets amongst the political thugs is happening barely five days to the governorship election in the state.
There have been previous two clashes these political thugs from both parties have engaged in.
Spokesmen from both parties have spoken their sides of the story and they narrated how the pandemonium started.
Spokesperson of the Akeredolu Campaign Organisation, Richard Olabode Olatunde, in a statement said:
”The Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organisation is shocked by this latest reign of violence, wherein some PDP leaders, in brazen display of wickedness and barbarism, supervised attacks on members and supporters of APC at the Obanla junction in Akure metropolis.
“We know that the popularity of the APC candidate, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has become a source of worry to the PDP. But rather than seeking legitimate means to shore up support, the party is bent on decimating the overwhelming and massive support that the APC is enjoying across the state, ahead of Saturday’s Governorship election.
“lt is unfortunate that the PDP continues to move on this path of perdition despite several appeals. Our charge to security agents is to stop the party from turning our dear state into a theatre of war in the name of election suffices and shall be sustained. This is to underscore our resolve not seek self help as we inch towards the election day.”
Responding, PDP governorship Candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, in a statement said:
“Akure was kept awake last night and has continued into Sunday as the APC led battalion of thugs causing mayhem in Akure.
PDP supporters were attacked in their homes with gunfire raging across the city including Bye pass, Isolo, Obanla, Okeijebu all the way to Agbogbo and the Express-way among others. An eye-witness reported that a shoot at sight mission is happening as they grossly invaded Opomulero office at Bye-pass, Akure.
We believe this is a deliberate attack given that Akure South LGA is a stronghold of Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, and it is aimed at creating major voter apathy among the determined electorate, by creating fear of endangering their lives if they go out to vote on Saturday.
The unprovoked attacks have been escalating in the last few weeks and the APC thugs in the absence of arrests or intervention by the law enforcement agencies.”