Politics

April 20, 2024

Primaries: Ondo Health Commissioner beaten over result sheets

Primaries: Ondo Health Commissioner beaten over result sheets

By Dayo Johnson, Akure

The Ondo state health commissioner, Dr Banjo Ajaka, was attacked by party members during the governorship primary election at Ugbo Ward 3, in the Ilaje council area of the state for allegedly hiding election result sheets.

Ajaka was reportedly beaten to a stupor by the party members and was rushed to the hospital for medical attention.

An eyewitness account said that the APC members, who demanded the result sheets, descended on Ajaka after the electoral officers said he was withholding the sheet.

According to the witness, “Ajaka, the Commissioner for Health, received a general beating in his home town as his name was mentioned by the INEC officer and some INEC officers together with Aiyedatiwa camp, that compromised the system by removing the reporting sheet from the materials given to them.

“The place was like the ocean of water for the supporters of Chief Olusola Oke. Ugbo Ward 3 people were seriously angry with the ugly situation as they all believed that it was time for Chief Olusola Oke to govern this state.”

I was wrongly accused – Commissioner

Ajaka, who confirmed the incident, said he was attacked because they alleged he was withholding result sheets.

He said they descended on him while he was trying to explain.
The Ondo commissioner told Vanguard that he was accused wrongly.

He said while trying to explain to the party members, they descended on him.

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