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29 Aug 2017

Ekiti PDP Crisis Goes Bloody; Lawmaker, Others Injured, Residents Flee As Fayose, Olujimi Supporters Clash

By Dansu Peter

The internal crisis in Ekiti State yesterday turned bloody as a bloody clash between supporters of Governor Ayo Fayose and those of Senate Deputy Minority Whip Biodun Olujimi ensued

The clash which, according to The Nation Newspaper generated tension at Omuo-Ekiti, Kota-Ekiti and other communities in Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

it was learned that scores of people were said to have been wounded at a meeting of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in Kota-Ekiti on Sunday. It was attended by members from both factions.

The House of Assembly member representing Ekiti East Constituency II, Dare Pelemo, who is a loyalist of Fayose, was said to have been among the wounded.

According to The Nation Newspaper, many of the victims of the attack are receiving treatment at undisclosed hospitals in Omuo and Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

Residents scampered to safety and stayed away until the dust of the clash cleared.
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