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PDP Claims APC Masterminds Ojoku Political Fracas


The people's Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) Kwara South Senatorial candidate Arch. Lola Ashiru and his supporters of attacking the country home of the PDP Senatorial candidate Senator Rafiu Ibrahim Adebayo.

The PDP in a press statement issued early hour of today claimed that APC is behind the attack that claimed two lifes and left many people injured in Ojoku community of Kwara state.

Here is the press statement in details;

Suspected APC Thugs Shot 9 PDP Members In Ojoku, destroyed properties

"Political thugs suspected to be loyal to the All Progressives Congress(APC) Kwara south senatorial candidate, Arch. Lola Ashiru on Tuesday unleashed violence on the harmless people of Ojoku in Oyun local government area of the state.

Ojoku is the country home of the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) senatorial candidate for Kwara south, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim.

The rampaging APC thugs who were on the campaign train of Ashiru shot nine PDP members during the melee. Not fewer than nine people sustained gun shot injuries and are currently hospitalized.

The PDP members that  were shot by the APC thugs at Ojoku include Dondo, PDP Youth Leader, Agbade, Sheriff, Sai Toyin, Kaba, Akanmu, Tunde Kolokolo and Ibrahim Ojoku .

According to an eyewitness, fracas broke out when the APC supporters' shout of 'O To Ge' was countered with the PDP's 'O Tun Ya' by the Ojoku people.

He said, overwhelmed by the deafening shout of PDP's 'O Tun Ya', the APC thugs opened fire on the people.

The PDP senatorial candidate, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim said he had lodged a formal complaint to the police over the unfortunate incident.

He urged his people to remain calm and refrain from reprisal attacks, noting that the intention of the APC was to disrupt the coming Saturday elections, having realised that they can not win a peaceful, free and fair election in the zone.

He asked the police to intensify efforts at arresting the masterminds and the executors of the attacks and prosecute them accordingly."

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