People believed to be suspected political thugs have chased away the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Ogun State, Rotimi Paseda during the rally in Ijebu-Ode.
It was gathered that the violence broke out Friday evening at Oyigbo junction in Ijebu-Ode and lasted for about 15 minutes.
was also learnt that the incident happened when some unidentified
political thugs invaded the venue while the SDP flagbearer was
addressing the crowd.
The development forced the organiser to put
the campaign programme to an abrupt end, as security operatives whisked
away the governorship candidate and other Very Important Personalities
at the event.
The thugs reportedly carted away the empowerment
gift items which included ; gas cookers, sewing machines, hair dryers
and refrigerators meant to be shared to the people at the event.
to the incident, the SDP governorship candidate claimed that, the
attack was premeditated by unnamed opposition candidate.
commended the Nigeria Police attached to Ijebu- Ode for responding
swiftly and dispersing the hoodlums without inflicting injury on the
His words, “In my state most especially my senatorial
district we have never been attacked before, we are very peaceful, I
only associate with peace.
“I think we started the campaign very
fine until we saw a set of people who are not our party members. We
tried to manage and calm them, but, they were shouting opposition
slogans and the way it was done I think it was a coup plan because I’ve
never seen it before”.