Suspected political thugs on Friday injured five members of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Owo, Owo local government area of Ondo state.
The supporters and members of the ADP were said to be on a campaign to Uka junction in Owo local govt when the suspected thugs allegedly attacked them.
According to one the victims who alleged that the suspected thugs came in three branded Siena buses belonging to All Progressives Congress (APC), brandishing dangerous weapons while some members of the ADP were beaten and injured.
He said the hoodlums warned them against campaigning in the area, claiming that they do not want to see any other political party in Owo the home town of the incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, apart from the ruling APC.
He said the campaign was disrupted while the injured were rushed to the hospital for treatment and the incident reported at the police station in Owo.
The ADP governorship candidate, Prince Martin Olateru-Olagbegi, condemned the action and called on the security agents to bring the perpetrators to book.
When contacted, the state Police image-maker, Tee-Leo Ikoro said he was yet to get the report of the incidence.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday raised the alarm over the spate of attack on its members in Owo and other parts of the state.
The party in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kennedy Peretei, said the development is disturbing and has shown that APC is not prepared for a free and fair election in the forthcoming governorship election.