Bloodbath in Ondo as supporters of APC, PDP clash


Eight persons are said to be hospitalized and several vehicles burnt when supporters of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party engaged in free for all during a campaign at Akoko South West Local Government area on Wednesday.

It was gathered that the clash occurred when Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu campaign team ran into the campaign train of candidate of the PDP, Eyitayo Jegede, who was in the area for campaign.

A statement by Head, Media Research, Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organisation, Mr. Samuel Fasua, said five supporters of the party sustained varying degrees of injuries when the convoy of Governor Akeredolu started attacking the campaign team of Jegede in the area.

Fasua said three vehicles in the convoy of Jegede were damaged while Jegede was held hostage inside the palace of the monarch of Oba-the Oloba, by gun-toting hoodlums suspected to be agents of the Governor.

According to him, “Akeredolu was sighted inside the convoy while the attacks lasted. Police operatives in the location simply vacillated and looked on in the face of the orgies of madness.

“In the last five days too, there have been a series of attacks on PDP supporters in the Aiyede-Ogbese community in Akure North LGA, leading to machete and gun attacks and the burning of at least two houses of PDP members.

“These continued attacks on PDP members by Aketi’s political thugs and shock troops, are no doubt threatening the peace of our dear state.”

But spokesman for Akeredolu Campaign Organisation, Olatunde Richard Olabode, said hoodlums loyal to Jegede attacked the convoy of Governor Akeredolu at Oba Akoko in Akoko south west local government area of the state.

Olatunde said Governor Akeredolu campaign train was going to Ikare-Akoko in continuation of the local government campaign rally when the PDP struck and attacked the convoy of the campaign train.

He alleged that the branded campaign vehicle donated to Akeredolu campaign by Ambassador Sola Iji has been set ablaze by the PDP hoodlums.



  1. The type of governance we have in this country is not democratic at all,why can’t we Nigerians learn from the white the way they conducted themselves during their elections,no form of social vices such as killing, matchet, burning of people’s car’s and houses this is terrible, when are we going to leave this type of God forsaking life style.
    Nigerian leaders are babies in their horizon no maturity in their behaviour and conduct, earnestly I’m tired. Nigeria leaders are not ruling by examples,and what is the point of fighting book haram when our leaders are terrorist themselves, and why are we fighting cultism when our leaders are founders and leaders in different cult groups and breeding people for destruction. What concern politics with people properties, and what is the profit or gain in all this thrash. I believe this completely madness. Finally we are showcasing our foolishness before the world. Let me sound this as a warning if your child kills or destroy people’s property never complain because is what your sow as a father. We don’t have democracy in Nigeria