One Bosun Adegorola was yesterday shot dead while fifteen (15) others were injured as a factional crisis ensued during the All Progressive Congress, APC ward congresses across the state. The battle for supremacy of the party led to gunshots filling the air across the state. The Police has so far arrested and detained at least three (3) people at the State Criminal Investigation Department, CID over the incidents.
The late Bosun was shot on the head when members of another faction of the APC had stormed Ajipowo area ward 2, Akure complaining about the conduct of primaries. Their complaints grew into an argument and became violent as gunshots filled the air which saw several people injured and led to the death of Bosun as a bullet hit his head.
A police spokesperson, Wole Ogodo has confirmed the deceased was killed during the fracas at the Akure ward congress. He also confirmed the arrest of party members.
A faction of the party had pulled out of the congress citing marginalization as the reason of their pull-out. Some of the members of the faction which pulled out include: Captain Demola Ariyo, Yemisi Aladesaye, Olalekan Obolo and Soji Ehinlanwo.
While reacting to the allegation of marginalization by the faction, the interim State Secretary of the Party, Prince Olu Adegboro referred to the defecting faction as jokers. He said no amount of sabotage would stop the ward congresses from holding as scheduled
The ward congresses yesterday were characterized by irregularities as members of the party fought one another and in some areas, the exercise had not even commenced as at 5pm.
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