There was confusion at the WOCDIF Event Centre, Osogbo on Monday evening as hoodlums surged towards the entrance where the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was holding its South-West Congress to elect party officials in the zone.
The hoodlums’ attempt to invade the venue coincided with the time the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose was leaving.
Some security agents deployed to the place, led by the Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr. Olawale Olokode repelled the hoodlums by shooting in the air.
Security agents thereafter whisked Fayose away from the place in a black SUV. The former governor was not hurt.
The incident occurred around 6:45pm while the exercise was still ongoing.
The mission of the hoodlums was not clear but some of them were later seen raining vituperation on the former Ekiti State governor.
But security personnel successfully prevented them from disrupting the exercise.
Fayose and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State are supporting different candidates for the chairmanship position and this among other things caused acrimony between them.
However, Fayose and Makinde embraced each other at the venue earlier in the day and both said they would accept the outcome of the election, irrespective of which side wins.