Party chairman injured as PDP, APC supporters clash in Ondo state


A reported clash between supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main rival, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Idanre local government area of Ondo state has left several persons injured. 
The chairman of the PDP in the town, Bola Ogundolu, is said to have suffered injury during the clash and was rushed to a private hospital for treatment, The New Telegraph reports. An eye witness stated that the clash between the supporters of both parties followed preparations to organise the end of the year party for their members in different locations in the town. 

He said: “His words “Members of the two parties were to hold a get-together today (yesterday), they were both granted permission by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the town. In the morning as they were preparing the food in the house of the PDP chairman suspected APC supporters invaded the house and attacked and beat everybody in the house. 

They took away all the foods that were being prepared. “The PDP chairman was attacked in front of the DPO when he went to report the activities of the hoodlums at the police station. He was seriously injured by the thugs.” A PDP chieftain, Mayokun Akinmoladun, accused the APC supporters of instigating the attack. 

He said: "The APC supporters attacked and maim our people in our chairman’s house; they destroyed our canopy, our chairs. They also injured our chairman." But the acting chairman of the APC, Ade Adetimehin, insisted that there was no clash in the town that involved members of his party. He said: “I was not aware of the incident, if my members fight anywhere, I would have been involved, I am in Idanre now and nothing of such has been reported to me.” 
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