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Drama as hoodlums chase PDP members away from party Secretariat

BY DAUD OLATUNJI

ABEOKUTA – Pandemonium broke out in Abeokuta yesterday, when some gun-wielding hoodlums believed to be political  thugs  chased  away leaders and members of the  Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  from  20 local government areas of  Ogun State, preventing them   from gaining  access to  the   party Secretariat for the monthly stakeholders meeting .

The  hoodlums numbering about 10 had positioned themselves within the Secretariat  before the arrival of  the  members  of the party loyal to Bayo Dayo-led  faction  and charged at them from inside the building,  threatening to shoot them with  their pump action and double barrel guns.

Journalists and  few security operatives  present  at the scene  had to take  cover during the melee.

The  aggrieved members  who had  stormed the Ogun State PDP Secretariat located on the Presidential Boulevard, Abeokuta as early as 7:30a.m., staged a protest  by carrying  placards with various inscriptions, such as  “Enough is enough”,  “Obasanjo, stop destroying PDP for your godson”, “we say no to Jankara politics,”  and “Oyinlola, allow peace to reign in Ogun PDP,” among others.

It would be recalled that, a  faction of the party loyal to former President Olusegun Obasanjo last week reportedly seized  the party Secretariat from Dayo  faction, which had been in charge of the Secretariat.


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