Suspected hoodlums this afternoon attacked the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole with stones at the Moshood Abiola International Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun State venue of the presidential campaign rally.
Violence broke out during the rally when Oshiomhole was called to the podium to speak to the crowd. Stones started flying onto the podium with some hitting President Muhammadu Buhari who was quickly shielded by his security personnel.
The hoodlums also attacked supporters of the APC governorship candidate Prince Dapo Abiodun wearing yellow caps.
Violence has broken out at the Ogun State All Progressives Congress rally, scheduled to be held on Monday at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta.
As the teeming crowd awaited the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari, some people believed to be supporters of a political party in the state were seen chasing away supporters of the APC governorship candidate in the state, Dapo Abiodun, from their seats.
The suspected hoodlums went round the spectators’ side of the stadium, identified Abiodun’s supporters and injured them.
The victims scaled the fence to avoid being harmed by the attackers who threw dangerous objects such as stones and sticks at them.
Our correspondent observed that the attackers, who were armed with weapons such as clubs and charms, pounced on anyone wearing yellow attire, the colour known with Abiodun and his supporters.
It was further observed that many of the victims sustained injuries while trying to escape from the attackers.
Some of the people hurriedly removed the clothes and caps bearing Dapo Abiodun’s insignia.
Due to the attack, all the seats earlier occupied by Abiodun’s supporters were vacated.
President Buhari has subsequently flown in from his campaign rally in Kwara State