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Suspected PDP Thugs Destroy APC-Branded Vehicles In Kwara

Fears of political violence in Kwara State heightened on Sunday as suspected People’s Democratic Party (PDP) thugs destroyed eight All Progressive Congress(APC) branded vehicles in an unprovoked attack in Share, Headquarters of Ifelodun Local Government Area and home town of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed.

According to eye-witness accounts, the convoy of PDP flag bearer in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections, Senator Simon Ajibola, was returning from a rally in Pategi when the suspected PDP thugs went haywire on sighting the eight APC branded cars on Onipako Road, near First Bank, Share.

Mr Toyin Lawal, who witnessed the incident said residents and passersby took to their heels on sighting the thugs who were wielding machetes, axes and other dangerous weapons.

Corroborating the story, another eye witness, James Olaleye, claimed that the PDP thugs were incensed by the cold reception received by the candidate at a rally in Pategi, an APC strong-hold, and decided to wreck vengeance on APC supporters in Share on their way back.

The Share incident follows a similar attack on the APC campaign train in Isapa, Ajibola’s hometown, in Ekiti Local Government Area, by suspected PDP thugs while Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed campaigned in the town. Two APC supporters sustained gunshot wounds in that incident which Ahmed condemned as ‘unacceptable, anti-democracy and lawless’.

It will be recalled that suspected PDP thugs also attacked Governor Ahmed’s convoy last year as he opened the remodelled Kaiama General Hospital and flagged off the construction of Kishi Kaiama Road.

Following the spate of attacks, the APC in Kwara State has called on the state police command to protect its members from the violent tendencies of the suspected PDP members who have embarked on a campaign of violence and intimidation in the state.


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