The situation in Ondo State is getting out of hands as a secondary school student was said to have been hit by the tear gas canister, released by the police in dispersing the rioters in Ondo town, near ife garage. The name of the pupil has not been identified as at the time of filling this report.
Moreso, Akure the Ondo State capital was not left out, as rioters again trooped to the streets, protesting against the decision of INEC, which make His Royal Majesty, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, the Deji of Akure, came out from his Palace on Saturday appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the Ondo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) crises arising from substitution of Eyitayo Jegede with Jimoh Ibrahim as governorship candidate by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) according to court orders.
Aladetoyinbo made the appeal while addressing aggrieved PDP members and the supporters who again came out in their husbands at his Palace in Akure.
He also enjoined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be not be partisan.
“The judiciary should also intervene and make sure that all parties get justice because we don’t want any injustice in Ondo State,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of the protesters, Engr Clement Faboyede, PDP Chairman in the state, called on the president to prevail on INEC to look into the issue.
“We don’t want Ondo State to be on fire because our state is peaceful.
“Some cabals in All Progressive Congress (APC) are using Jimoh Ibrahim against the candidacy of Jegede, Jimoh is not a PDP member but rather a card carrying member of Accord party,” he said.
Westernpost reports that the PDP members brought traffic to a standstill at the popular Oba Adesida road while market women closed their shops.
The supporters carried placards with inscriptions like ‘Return Jegede to us’, Buhari should not interfere in Ondo politics’ and ‘Remember 1983’.
Security operatives were also present and keeping a watchful eye on the peaceful protest which thronged towards the Palace of Deji of Akure.