The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Ekiti South Senatorial District election, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, and his All Progressives Congress rival, Senator Biodun Olujimi, were at each other’s throats on Tuesday over the bloody clash at an APC campaign rally in Omuo Ekiti on Monday.
No fewer than 20 APC supporters reportedly sustained varying degrees of injury in the clash.
Adeyeye, who condemned constant attacks on APC members in Omuo Ekiti allegedly sponsored by Olujimi and the PDP, demanded the arrest of the perpetrators.
The former Minister of State for Works said, “Ekiti is a peaceful state and nobody should turn it into a theatre of war in the name of politics.
“Arresting and prosecuting the suspects will serve as a deterrent to others inclined to political violence. I enjoin the security agencies to be on the red alert to curtail political violence.”
But the Special Assistant, Media to Senate Minority Leader Olujimi on Public Communications, Chief Sanya Atofarati, said Olujimi and her supporters were not behind Monday’s attack.
Atofarati said, “Attacking political opponents is of no point. It is the APC that has been attacking others because violence is their principal identity.”