Ekiti 2022: Oni Escapes Death In Efon As APC Thugs Allegedly Attack Convoy

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By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti

Tragedy almost occurred on Wednesday ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial polls in Ekiti State slated for June 18, as the convoy of the Segun Oni Campaign Organisation (SOCO) was reportedly attacked with thugs firing gunshots, cutlasses, sticks and stones by allegedly loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Efon Alaaye in Efon Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

According to a  statement issued by the Campaign Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Jackson Adebayo, the campaign trail which had successfully toured nine local government areas since Monday and fully received by large turnout of members and supporters of the Social Democratic Party ( SDP) was attacked with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons at the center of the town around 3.30pm.

It was said that not quite long after the Efon Local Government members and supporters of the SDP had converged on the venue to wait for the arrival of the party’s governorship candidate, Asiwaju Segun Oni, the thugs started to shoot guns and attacked the SDP supporters with sticks and cutlasses.

Some supporters were said to have been badly injured and vehicles in the convoy were damaged by thugs before the arrival of a detachment of police which overpowered the thugs
> An officer of the Nigeria Civil Defense Corps was not spare by the APC thugs as they attempted to snatch his gun. He was wounded but refused to surrender his gun.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, confirmed the attack.

Abutu said the gun wielding political thugs invaded the campaign ground of the former governor and made spirited efforts to disrupt it.

“Yes, the hoodlums  came to the venue with dangerous weapons to disrupt the consultation process of the SDP candidate, Engr Segun Oni, but our men were able to out the situation under control.

“The Police have begun investigation and arrest will be made and those behind it will surely have a case to answer”.

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