In the Efon Alaye council area of Ekiti State on Wednesday, the convoy of the governorship candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Segun Oni was attacked by suspected political thugs.
During the incident, members and supporters of the party were attacked with guns, cutlasses and other threatening weapons on his arrival at the town for the formal governors’ consultative meetings with SDP members in the area, said Jackson Adebayo, campaign director, media and publicity.
This was made available in a statement signed by Adebayo titled, “Oni escapes assassination in Efon as APC thugs attack convoy”.
Shortly after the Efon Local Government members and supporters of the SDP had converged at the venue to wait for the arrival of the party’s governorship candidate, Asiwaju Oni, the thugs started to shoot guns and attacked the SDP supporters with sticks and cutlasses.
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Some supporters were badly injured and vehicles in the convoy were damaged by thugs before the arrival of a detachment of police which overpowered the thugs.
Newwebbs learnt that the attack came after the former governor had successfully toured nine local governments in the exercise which began on Monday.
Speaking with the law enforcement operatives, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu confirmed the attack, said, Yes, the hoodlums went to the venue to disrupt the consultation process of the SDP candidate, Engr Oni, but men of the police and other security agencies were able to put the situation under control.