3 injured as Oyo ACN members demand removal of exco
By OLA AJAYI
IBADAN—Scores of members of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Oyo State, yesterday, demanded the removal of the state Chairman, Chief Akin Oke.
Though, the protest was peaceful initially, it later turned violent leaving three persons injured.
It was alleged that some members of state National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, hijacked the protest and wounded some of the protesters.
The youth displayed placards, alleging the interference of the First Lady of the state in the running of the party.
Some of the placards read, “Governor, enough of Madam’s interest,’ ‘Akin Oke Must Go; he is a traitor,” among others.
They vowed not to relent until the chairman and others were removed.
Vanguard gathered that members of the union had got the hint of the protest and ambushed them.
Members of NURTW were said to have attacked the protesters at the party secretariat in Yemetu, Ibadan.
After the protesting youth had been dislodged from the party’s office, they headed to the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, office in Ibadan, where they addressed newsmen.
They specifically called for the removal of the state chairman of the party, Chief Oke, his deputy, Alhaji Isiaka Alimi and the Secretary, Alhaji Mojeed Olaoya.