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PDP accuses Ibrahim’s aides of shooting at Jegede’s office


Jimoh Ibrahim

Jimoh Ibrahim

Barely four days to the election, the factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, yesterday accused Jimoh Ibrahim’s security aides of shooting at his campaign office.

A statement in Akure by the party’s Director of Publicity, Mr. Ayo Fadaka, urged the Federal Government to withdraw his escorts to save lives and property.

Fadaka said: “The PDP watched with absolute dismay, the disorderly conduct of Ibrahim, who led a detachment of police to Jegede’s campaign office on a shooting spree.”

He described the attack as a “thuggish attitude that was done in conjunction with the security personnel that accompanied him.” According to him, the action “is not only criminal, but an absolute abuse of the privilege conferred on him by the Federal Government through the deployment of security escorts.”

The PDP said the shooting was another “infringement on the fundamental rights of Jegede, whose mandate to run as the party’s candidate had been stolen from him.

“This is the most unethical action that a man who aspires to the office of the governor had ever taken. The PDP had been provoked beyond measure and the presidency must be told that Ibrahim had compromised the peace in the state.”

He added that democracy must be maintained by protecting it from unmitigated mistakes that might weaken it.But a chieftain of Jimoh Ibrahim Campaign Committee, Mr. Demola Inhabiting, explained that the police only shot into the air to prevent his convoy from being attacked by Jegede’s supporters.

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