The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Abeokuta, Ogun state has just ended abruptly amidst booing and violence among various political parties at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, venue of the event.
The National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, who was not listed as a speaker at event, was booed and barely escaped an object thrown at him by some hoodlums.
Daily Trust reports that former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu equally left the stage while President Muhammadu Buhari was addressing the hostile political gathering.
The host governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, intermittently begged the audience to “swallow their pride and suppress their hunger in honour of Buhari.”
Trouble started when former Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, in veiled response to Amosun’s speech, accused other parties supporters of “hanky-panky”.
Apart from the factional APC led by Amosun and Chief Olusegun Osoba, a large number of Allied Peoples Movement (APM) led by the governorship candidate in the state and anointed candidate of Governor Amosun attended the rally.
Our correspondent reports that tension had greeted the multi-parties gathering prior to Buhari’s arrival when some hoodlums emerged from nowhere and chased away some APC supporters occupying some seats at the stadium.
The victims were believed to be supporters of APC governorship candidate, Dapo Abiodun who doesn’t enjoy support of Amosun.