There is tension and palpable fear in Oba-Akoko now as the convoys of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) clashed on Wednesday while on campaign train leaving many injured.
The attack which happened at the People’s Democratic Party’s rally in Oba Akoko in Akoko Southwest Local Government Area of Ondo State was allegedly orchestrated by some suspected hoodlums believed to be members of the All Progressive Congress.
People’s Democratic Party’s gubernatorial aspirant, Eyitayo Jegede SAN, was at the Oloba’s Palace when the APC convoy started shooting and causing damages to vehicles.
The situation brought panic thereby making people to scamper for safety.
In his reaction, Eyitayo Jegede SAN while briefing the press, however said people should not panick about the situation.
“I have contacted the necessary authorities to come to our aids and no intimidation can deter us from winning”
He therfore appealed to his supporters not to cause any trouble but to go out to vote on election day.
The allegations by the PDP have however been refuted by the APC, saying that it was hoodlums belonging to the fold of the PDP that actually started the violence.
In his response, the Oloba of Oba, H.R.M. N. A Aderogoye 1 expressed displeasure over the attack and urged his people not retaliate, but allow peace to reign.