SENATOR, AND EX-MINISTER BICKER OVER VIOLENT CLASH AMONG THEIR SUPPORTERS IN EKITI

Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti

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.

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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.”

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