Ondo 2020: PDP’s Eyitayo Jegede Reacts to Attack on Convoy


The Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the Ondo October election, Eyitayo Jegede has reacted to the attack on his supporters and convoy at Oba-Akoko by political thugs, calling it an attempt to assassinate him.

He told journalists in Akure on Wednesday that supporters of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu fired gunshots on his campaign train at Oba-Akoko.

The accusation has come on the heels of a clash between supporters of both camps which led to vehicles being vandalised by gun wielding political thugs.

Eyitayo Jegede said Governor Akeredolu should be held responsible if anything happens to him while urging his supporters to defend themselves if attacked.

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He said he had been cleared to campaign in the Akoko area today by the Commissioner of police and wondered why Akeredolu was also there at the same time.

Eyitayo Jegede said,

“It was a clear case of attempt on my life. I never believed that we will ever come this low. If anything happens to me or anybody in this state, you know who is responding. I’m not desperate to govern the state.

“When live bullets were fired, it is a clear case of assassination attempt on my life. I have met with the Commissioner of Police to formally report the incident to him as well as the DSS.

“When we were at Oloba, we suddenly heard gunshots. The shots were fired from the convoy of the governor. 15 vehicles were destroyed with many of my supporters injured. The thugs were armed with AK47 and pump action aiming at the people. They shot sporadically all through the incident.”


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