Two persons have been reportedly killed in Ibarapa Zone during a violence that marred Saturday May 22, 2021 local government elections across the 33 council areas of Oyo State.
A sources told News Carrier NG that the two persons were allegedly killed by thugs mobilised by the incumbent Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin and Hon. Yemi Taiwo, representing Ido/Ibarapa East Federal Constituency.
Another sources informed the News Carrier NG that men of Nigeria Customs Services allegedly killed one person while the other victim was killed by political thugs.
All efforts to reach the Speaker Ogundoyin and Hon Yemi Taiwo proved abortive as at the time of filing this report.
PDP Federal Rep, Speaker Ogundoyin Accused of Using thugs to Terrorise Electorates, Opposition Parties
Chairmanship candidate on the platform of Labour Party (LP) in Ibarapa East Local Government, Hon. Masolanu Ayanyemi decried the atrocities meted out in Lanlate by a Federal lawmaker representing Ido/Ibarapa East Federal Constituency, Hon. Yemi Taiwo.
According to a statement made available to journalists on Saturday, Sola Abegunde who wrote on behalf of the chairman said the federal honourable member fomented trouble by using thugs to snatch ballot boxes and stuffing them with already thumbprinted ballot papers in favor of PDP.
Also, The Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin is also accused of similar allegation in Eruwa.
The statement reads below…
I am constraint to present this complaint on your WhatsApp page due to restrictions in vehicular movements and the urgency of the matter.
As I am presenting this complaint, Yemi Taiwo, the Hon. representing Ido/Federal Constituency has taken over the whole of ward 10 LANLATE with thugs snatching ballot boxes and stuffing them with already thumbprinted ballot papers in favor of PDP.
His thugs led by one aka Razato also led thugs to chase away Labour Party Agents and sympathisers from Units 1 and 2, Court Hall, LANLATE.
There is no ballot boxes at Unit 3 Ward 9, LANLATE and Ilado ward 7, LANLATE.
At ward 6, Sango, Eruwa, voting was going on smoothly until Doyin Ogundele led Lolade Bello and other thugs to cart away ballot boxes.
Similarly, thugs loyal to DEBO OGUNDOYIN have taken over ward 1, Oke Oba.
Generally, PDP thugs imported by Yemi Taiwo and DEBO OGUNDOYIN have taken over the local government shooting sporadically and thumbprinting for PDP
There is no election in lbarapa East and we call for the total cancellation of this charade.
(Coordinator, MASOLANU/AYANYEMI for Chairman).