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APC Chieftains Injured As Violence Mars APC Primary In Ondo



APC Chieftains Injured,As Violence Mars APC Primary In Ondo

Some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were injured in different parts of the Ondo State during the party’s primary to elect a candidate for the next governorship election in the state.

One of the party chieftains, Hon Yinka Akosile was injured by suspected thugs who wanted to bar him from voting in Obanla junction in Akure, the state capital.

At Ward One, Stella Maris College, Okitipupa, there were clashes between rival supporters of two governorship aspirants of the party.

Accredited members of the party who had turned out early in their large numbers to elect the party’s candidate for the governorship polls took to their heels when fracas broke out between the rival supporters.

The accreditation and election process had not begun when violence erupted as voters scampered for safety.

One of the accredited voters said one of the agents of an aspirant came to the ward, snatched the validation and accreditation papers, and ran away.

The witness said “One of the agents came here, snatched the validation and accreditation papers, and fled the venue in his car. They chased him, but could not catch him. This caused the violence,” he said.

There were also sporadic gunshots at Idanre in Idanre local government area of the state before the voting exercise began in the community. A similar incident happened in Akoko Southwest and other parts of the North senatorial district.