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Ondo 2020: Political Party Supporter Machete To Death For Putting On Party’s Face Cap



Less than a month to the governorship election in Ondo state, one person has been killed while many others were injured during a bloody clash between supporters of the ruling All Progressive Congress APC and the Zenith Labour Party ZLP in ldanre area of the state.

The deceased identified as Taye was a member of the Zenith Labour Party in the town.

Reports had it that the ugly incident occurred on Wednesday evening at Alade ldanre.

A source said that the deceased who was putting on the ZLP face cap was allegedly attacked by the supporters of the APC for putting on the cap in the town.

The deceased was allegedly challenged by the supporters of the ruling party and while he was explaining a fight ensued and he was reportedly macheted to death.

A leader of the ZLP in the town alleged that those who attacked and killed Taye were led by one Sunday Ogundiroyo, A.K.A (Agarahu), Bola Akinniranye and others.

It was gathered that the death of the ZLP member led to demonstrations by other members of his party while the activities at the popular Alade Regional Market was disrupted for hours as market women ran helter sketter

They demonstrated on motorcycles along the Alade Idanre / Odode Idanre road and errected a barricade on the road leading to Odode ldanre.

Consequently, meetings to douse the political tension and stop inter-party clashes were held by stakeholders in the town.

The leaders in the town pleaded that the electoral violence be stopped forthwith

Meanwhile, the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue, General Hospital, Alade Idanre, Ondo State.

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