Suspected political thugs on Monday attacked the campaign team of the Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola.
Naija News reports Governor Oyetola is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State for the 2022 gubernatorial poll in the state.
The Governor’s campaign team were attacked along Arapajo area of Gbongan, the headquarters of Ayedade Local Government Area close to the venue where APC was holding a campaign rally.
It is understood that the team, including journalists, were attacked with axes, clubs and stones by the suspected political thugs shortly after leaving the campaign venue.
Campaign vehicles, including a bus of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) correspondent chapel were damaged during the attack.
The development comes a few hours after Naija News had reported that the People’s Democratic Party’s Primary Election in Osun State has taken a violent turn as Senator Ademola Adeleke’s campaign billboards have been set ablaze in Ejigbo Local Government Area.
It was gathered that a mob was seen smashing and tearing down billboards in several parts of the town.
Senator Ademola Adeleke is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate for the Osun 2022 election.
According to sources, the mob action may have been sparked by supporters of popular candidates who lost in the primaries.
After the election, there have been feelings of betrayal among some of the aspirants who are seeking to return to their elective positions but felt left out by Senator Ademola Adeleke.