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  • Updated: January 31, 2023

Ile-Ife Records Violence As Thugs Attack APC supporters

There was chaos in Ile-Ife on Monday evening when suspected supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) allegedly attacked some loyalists of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The tension was reported to have occurred at the Akogun area of Okerewe Ward II, in Ife-East Local Government Area.

An eyewitness stated that members of the PDP were having their political rally along Itakogum when the incident occurred.

“I was playing at the Tamac since morning when I just heard information that members of the PDP had vowed to attack whoever wore a cap bearing the APC logo henceforth. I then put off my hat and kept it somewhere.

“Around 5:00 pm, the PDP members were holding a rally along Omisore area in Ile-Ife, and I was about to leave my mother’s shop when I heard them shouting APC thief among other imprinted names.

"I was going peacefully together with another person.

“I could discover that a woman allegedly destroyed Mr Adejobi Adeyinka (ESOH), the APC House of Assembly candidate’s billboards in Okerewe junction.

"Some boys had their carnival yesterday, and they were having their get-together today, and the place is known as APC ‘Tamac'.

"These people went to them to ask them politely to stop destroying the banners, and that was how the altercation started.

"The PDP members immediately went to invite some suspected cult members who brought dangerous weapons and started attacking people in the area.

“Many people sustained various degrees of injury. I was wounded in the hands.

"They later proceeded to the APC party secretariats in Ife Central and East, destroying properties in the secretariats.

"I even heard that one Hausa man who wore an APC cap was beaten to a comma," a victim of the attack, Salam Mustapha stated.

A member of the PDP who preferred anonymity while reacting to the incident said the attack was caused by members of the APC who allegedly attacked an innocent woman identified as Bola when members of the party were holding a peaceful rally along Omisore, Itakogun area where the incident occurred.

He said members of APC were the ones who first attacked members of the PDP in the area. He described the attack as barbaric and senseless, which should be condemned by all right-thinking men.


He called on law enforcement agencies to investigate the attack and make perpetrators face the law.

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