At least one person has been reportedly dead during the attack between the members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at Ikire, Irewole local government of the osun state.
It was gathered that the senatorial candidate of the APC in Osun West, Dr Amidu Tadese was in Olosa Oko, Ikire, in continuation of his camapign in Irewole when the mayhem was unleashed on him and his entourage.
The Iwo-born politician and several stake-holders of the party in the area, including the APC Candidate for the Isokan/Irewole House of Assembly election, Hon. Bisi Ilu, were harshly attacked in the fracas before the event was abruptly ended to forestall further breakdown of peace and order.
He further said that APC supporters were attacked with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons.
In the account of an another eye witness, Alhaji Abdulrasak Akinsanya, no fewer than 18 vehicles, including the campaign vehicle of Bisi Ilu and a car housing musical instruments owned by a disc jockey, as well as shops and personal belongings of known APC supporters in the area were seriously damaged.
”As I speak, there is palpable commotion in the entire community. Many of the APC loyalists were macheted with cutlasses and those who sustained gunshot wounds are currently receiving treatment in hospitals.”
Speaking to this reporter, a leader of APC in the area, Jelili Olatunji, expressed his displeasure over the incident, warning that continued attacks on members of the APC by PDP thugs would no longer be tolerated.