Adelabu Escapes Attack by a Whisker, Several Injured as PDP Thugs Disrupt APC Rally in Igbo-Ora
In what appeared like the reenactment of the feisty days of PDP, some identified PDP roughnecks today caused a stir at the campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at Igbo-ora, Ibarapa Local Government Area.
The untoward event occurred barely after the APC Guber hopeful, Oloye Bayo Adelabu finished addressing a capacity crowd of supporters who were apparently in upbeat mood to receive the candidate and his campaign train in the sleepy town.
Shortly after the address by the duo of the Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and the party governorship candidate, Oloye Bayo Adelabu, some stern looking PDP hatchet men were poised to attack the gubernatorial candidate of APC, Bayo Adelabu wielding dangerous weapons as they advanced to his direction to unleash attack on him. According to the eye witnesses, it took the proactive efforts of the security men to hurriedly whisked Adelabu away to the nearest vehicle for protection.
The eye witnesses said, no sooner had Oloye Bayo Adelabu been moved out of the hotspot that the thugs ferociously pounced on the unsuspecting members of the ruling party with dangerous weapons. This left a lot of people critically injured while others sustained heavy bruises as they were struggling to run for safety.
The hoodlums, we gathered, later had a field day shooting sporadically into the thin air to scare the residents as they kept hounding anyone in sight putting on APC branded shirts.
The peace loving people of Igbo Ora who had not witnessed this level of hostility after the era of PDP were said to be visibly shakened as they were heard crying aloud condemning the dastardly act.