The Local government campaign of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, at Okitipupa turned bloody yesterday as thugs suspected to be members of Labour Party, LP, attacked members of the ACN.
According to a statement by the Director of Media, Publicity and Strategy of the Akeredolu Campaign Organsiation, Mr. Idowu Ajanaku; “The rally which was attended by a massive crowd was under way when the LP thugs came from different directions to attack them.
“Indeed, it was a sad day as many members of ACN in ensuing melee got injured while some of them were matcheted by the notorious LP thugs.
“The injured ACN members have been taken to hospitals and health centres for treatment as a result of matchet cuts.
“This is to confirm the position of ACO that the LP and Governor Olusegun Mimiko have imported thugs in the last three days into Ondo State to intimidate, harass and rig the election.
“While ACN members were restrained from retaliating through the intervention of Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, the party’s governorship candidate and other leaders of the party, ACN is using the opportunity once again to call on the Com- missioner of Police and other security agents to be alive to their responsibility to defend not only ACN members but the entire citizens of the state.