Many injured as APC, PDP supporters clash at tribunal in Ondo
There was pandemonium at the High Court Road, Akure, the Ondo State capital, as the supporters of the
All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party engaged in bout on Tuesday.
The fight took place outside the Ondo State High Court Complex, Akure, the venue of the Ondo State Election
Petitions Tribunal. Some of the supporters were reportedly injured.
According to an eyewitness, the residents and the shop owners in the area had to run for safety as the political
supporters engaged in a fight, using dangerous weapons.
NSL gathered that, for almost an hour, there was no vehicular movement in the area as a result of the crisis.
This happened when the election petition tribunal held its inaugural sitting on the petition filed by the
candidate of the PDP in the October 10 governorship election, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, who is challenging the victory
of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the APC in the election.
hoodlum suspected to belong to the National Union of Road Transport Workers and some politicians on
Tuesday invaded the ongoing Ondo State governorship Election Petition tribunal sitting at the State High Court
in Akure in an attempt to disrupt the process.
The hoodlums, who stormed the court at precisely 9.30 am, brandished dangerous weapons and reportedly
beat up some of the people in the sitting.