BY OLA AJAYI
IBADAN-INDICATIONS emerged yesterday that violence may mar elections in Oyo State as Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala has ordered all the 33 local government caretaker chairmen in the state to either deliver their councils or resign their appointments.
The order was handed down at a stakeholders’ meeting of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Tuesday.
He told them during the meeting that they should either deliver the votes of their local government for the PDP or resign their appointment on Monday.
The effect of the order was seen yesterday as some hoodlums believed to be members of the PDP reportedly caused mayhem at the Ibadan motor parks, Araromi,Agodi Gate leaving about six persons injured.
The unexpected melee sacked the ever-busy motor parks as many traders shut their shops and fled.
Following the crisis, Armoured Personnel Carriers, APC, and some armed policemen were dispatched to the scene to prevent further breakdown of law and order.
But Prince Dotun Oyelade said on behalf of the governor that the opposition was jittery and that this was why they were saying all kinds of things.
According to eyewitness account, the hitherto peaceful atmosphere that reigned in the area ruptured when some gun-totting men in an Hummer jeep with registration number LG 25 AGD from Ibadan East Local Government stormed the area and allegedly dismanted the podium earlier erected for a rally earlier planned by the Accord Party.