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  • News - South West - Osun
  • Updated: February 03, 2023

Commercial Motorcyclists, Hoodlums Clash In Osogbo

Some commercial motorcyclists at Aregbe junction have been attacked by hoodlums for waving at the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu during his visit to Osogbo on Thursday.

This development degenerated into tension in Osogbo, the state capital on Friday.

The APC presidential candidate was at Osogbo for the continuation of his campaigns towards the 2023 presidential election. 

It was gathered that some of the commercial motorcyclists, who were at the park when Tinubu's campaign train got to the area, waved at him.

The development infuriated some political hoodlums who were in the Aregbe area of Osogbo, leading them to chase the motorcyclists away.

However, the motorcyclists who thought the issue has been forgotten resumed their normal duty on Friday morning to their park but were met with disappointment as they were attacked and chased away.

A source revealed that all the commercial motorcyclists who attempted to carry passengers in the area were beaten with a cane, causing a lot of tension in the area. 

One of the victims who craved anonymity for the fear of another attack said he had to abandon his motorcycle and flee.

"I got to the garage this morning as usual and packed my okada waiting for customers.

"It was not up to a minute that I packed when some people with canes came out of Aregbe's garage and started beating us.

"They said we waved to Tinubu during his visit to Osogbo yesterday and that they won't allow us to stay in our usual place again."

Efforts are ongoing to see the leadership of the transport union resolve the issue.

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