The Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said it uncovered a plot to assassinate its governorship candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun.
There has been division in the ruling APC in the state with Gov. Ibikunle Amosun backing the candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM), Hon. Adekunle Akinlade.
Supporters of the two parties clashed on Thursday during rallies, leaving no fewer than 10 people injured and several vehicles vandalized.
A statement released by the Publicity Secretary of Ogun APC Caretaker Committee, Tunde Oladunjoye, claimed the party’s governorship Abiodun, was actually marked for elimination allegedly by APM leadership whom were said to have orchestrated yesterday’s violence.
“Earlier this morning, we gathered intelligence report that, due to the growing popularity of Prince Dapo Abiodun in Ogun State, especially the way he was received by an unprecedented crowd of people yesterday during his ward-to-ward tour of Abeokuta North Local Government, a meeting was hurriedly called last night, during which it was decided that the APC governorship candidate should be assassinated via stray bullet.
“It was also decided at the said meeting that seven elected local government Council Chairmen and many of their councillors labeled as being loyal to the APC and supporting Prince Dapo Abiodun, should be sacked today via an announcement on government-owned state television and radio stations, OGTV and OGBC respectively,” Oladunjoye’s statement read in part.