There was a serious clash between the supporters of opposing political parties in Ogbomoso Area of Oyo State.
Consequently, one person has been hospitalised after some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and Action Democratic Party (ADP) clashed in Ogbomoso area of Oyo State. The incident, which occurred Tuesday evening, saw several members of the two political parties sustained various degrees of injuries.
It was gathered Thursday morning that the fight between members of the two parties started around 6 pm at Okelerin area in Ogbomoso North local government area of the state and left several members of the two parties injured. It was learnt that one of the members of the ADP, Mr. Lati Kilani who sustained machete cut injuries on his head and other parts of the body has been hospitalised and receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Ogbomoso.
Chairman of APC in Ogbomoso North local government. Mr Bukola Badmus ,while narrating the incident told journalists that the incident occurred around 6 pm after the party held a rally in the area. He said, “We held a rally in some areas in Ogbomoso and after the program ended some of our members were attacked by ADP chieftains in Okelerin in Ogbomoso.
“Some of our members was machet by the ADP thugs and while others were trying to challenge them they launched proper attack and some people were injured too. Already they are not comfortable with the way some of their former members moved into APC because most of where they considered as their stronghold have been captured by APC, so they are not happy and they are trying to cause crisis and scare people away from participating during the election.
“We have reliably gathered that the ADP people are planning to launch serious attack on members of APC and PDP in Ogbomoso because they consider us as threat to the chances of their candidates.”
But, a member of the state House of Assembly and ADP chieftain, Hon. Bimbo Oladeji said that it was the APC that launched an attack on some of their party chieftains and members at Okelerin area around 6 pm on Tuesday.
Oladeji said further that the attack was targeted at the person of the gubernatorial candidate of the party and former governor of the state, Chief Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala and his entourage.
She said that, “APC considered ADP a threat to their manipulation in Ogbomoso and Oyo State as a whole.”
She disclosed further that Lati Kilani a member ADP sustained machete cut injury and he is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Ogbomoso.
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