Scores injured as PDP and APC supporters clash in ile-ife

THE town of ile-ife was turned to battlefield when the Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress APC, yesterday clashed in Ile-Ife, leaving scores with various degrees of injuries.

It was gathered that supporters of PDP allegedly attacked the APC
when the latter were celebrating the victory of their candidate,
Governor Rauf Aregbesola, in the Saturday governorship election.

But the Police Public Relation Officer PPRO Osun State command,
Mrs. Folasade Odoro, denied any clash saying; “People were only
jubilant, not only in Ile-Ife, but all parts of the state.”

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The APC, in a statement by its Director of Publicity and Research,
Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, alleged that the PDP went on rampage against
the supporters of APC, who were celebrating Ogbeni Rauf
Aregbesola’s victory in last Saturday’s governorship election.

He said; “Apart from physical injuries inflicted on our supporters,
the PDP thugs extended their violence to Gbodo, where they
attacked and damaged properties belonging to the father of the
Executive Secretary of Ife South Local Government, Tajuden Lawal.
“Not done with their violence, they went ahead to vandalise shops
in Itakogun.

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”Fortunately, we are told the police have intervened and the
situation is being normalised.”

The APC however advised all its supporters in Ile Ife and other
parts of the state to be calm.When asked, Diran Odeyemi Director
of Publicity and Strategy of PDP in the state denied the allegation
saying instead it was the APC supporters attacking PDP members.