This morning, there was pandemonium across all the political wards collation centres in Ilesa West local government areas as thugs and hoodlums suspected to be working for the leading opposition party, PDP destabilized and disrupted the ongoing collection of Permanent Voters Card PVC in the city of Ilesa this morning.
Eye witnesses reported that members of the public were at their different collation centres in Ilesa West LG as the exercise was going on peacefully and smoothly, until when one notorious thug by name, ‘Dada Ojo’ joined by the PDP candidate for the Osun State of House of Assembly in the 2023 general election, Wale Akerele (Water), Elewedu Lekan, Lima Abiola, Rotimi Abu, Denjuwòn led eight PDP branded vehicles conveying hoodlums, miscreants carrying guns, machete invaded Isalè Gbogi (Ward 3 Collation Centre), started harassing INEC officials, in a bid to preach peace and arest the mileu, the PDP thugs axed Opeyemi Oke (APC Ward 3 Youth Leader), Wale Adeoye, Seyi Anjorin and many others who have been rushed to a nearby PHC for urgent medical attention.
The ravaging PDP thugs also wreck havoc at Ward 5 collation centre at LA Primary School, Isokun area where the ward Chairman of APC, Mr. Olalekan Abiodun was injured and suffered several cuts on his head and hand, an innocent teacher got his wrist broken when the PDP thugs forcefully broke into a classroom.
The serial attack by PDP members and thugs who were shooting sporadically and uncontrollably into the air in all the major streets of Ilesa have led many traders to close shops, while many innocent citizens have been injured due to the tension in the city, as at the time of filling this report, INEC staffs handling the distribution have scampered for safety and left all the ward collation centres.
It will be recalled that on Tuesday, the 21st day of June 2022, around Ikoyi junction in Ilesa while the convoy of the Governor was returning from Osu, venue of the Atakumosa West LG APC rally, one Seyi in the company of other accomplices numbering about fifteen (15) attacked the Governor’s convoy with life bullets fired at the vehicles. In the evening of the same day, at about 9p.m, the Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress in Ilesa West, Hon. Abiola Olagunju was attacked and seriously injured in front of his father’s house around General Hospital Area of Ilesa by the same Seyi Ajakaiye and his cohorts.
Other known accomplices of Ajakaiye recognized who partook in the gross misconduct are Adebayo Falade a.k.a Bayo Landlord, Ali Basit a.k.a Basty, Lekan Akerele a.k.a Elewedu, Lekan Oluwajayogbe a.k.a Goo. Reports has it that no arrest has been made by the law enforcement agencies.