Ogun PDP knocks Police over alleged attack on members at tribunal (pmnewsnigeria.com)

Ogun PDP knocks Police over alleged attack on members at tribunal


Adejoke Adeleye/Abeokuta

The Ogun chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Tuesday condemned the Police command for claiming that no member of the party was attacked by thugs at the premises of the State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Monday.

The Tribunal on Monday commenced hearing of the petition filed by the Governorship candidate of the PDP, Dr Oladipupo Adebutu against the victory of Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his party in the state March 18 governorship election.

There was, however, tension at the as suspected political thugs invaded the Ogun State Magistrate court in Isabo, venue of the Tribunal.

The thugs, wielding canes descended on the former governorship aspirant of PDP, Otunba Segun Showunmi while he was trying to gain access into the court premises and beat him.

The thugs also attacked other members of the PDP.

However, the State police command while reacting to the incident, insisted that nobody was attacked at the Tribunal.

The command in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Omolola Odutola said, there was relative peace, no case of assault was reported during the court sitting neither was the police aware of anyone assaulted.


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