Press Statement

The convoy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was today attacked in many places at Owo Local Government by heavily armed APC political thugs.

A PDP member was shot today during our campaign rally in Owo town by the APC thugs. The victim who is still lying unconscious is now being rushed to the hospital.

Besides, some of our campaign vehicles were damaged, as was witnessed in Oba-Akoko community recently.

Earlier in the day, the same APC armed hoodlums blocked the entry point to Ipele community, Jegede’s maternal home, and attempted to turn back the campaign team.

This spate of attacks on our members by the ruling party in the state is threatening the peace of the state, and is apparently intended to cause violence ahead of the October 10 governorship election.

We are calling on the Inspector-General of Police, the human rights community, and other international bodies to come to our rescue in Ondo State.

We want a free and fair election, but the party in power does not.

-Samuel Fasua,

Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organisation