A rally meant to receive over One thousand five hundred members of the Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) into the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) was on Sunday disrupted by thugs reportedly loyal to a sitting commissioner in Akungba Akoko township of Akoko southwest local government in Ondo state.
The Public meeting was held in preparation for the October 10 Governorship election in the state.
It was gathered that People scampered for safety after the street urchins invaded the United Primary School, Akungba, where the event was holding.
The public address system hired to provide sound system were reportedly destroyed by the thugs, while people were chased out of the venue with dangerous weapons.
Hon. Abiodun Ogunbi, a former member of the Ondo State House of Assembly said they were thugs sponsored by the ruling APC to disrupt the programme.
Ogunbi said his life was also threatened by the thugs who were sent by the chieftain of the APC.
Some members of the ZLP, it was gathered, sustained varying degrees of injuries at the event.
The Ondo state Police PRO, Mr. Tee-leo Ikoro, while reacting to the development on a phone chat with Nigerian cable news online said he is yet to receive any report on the violent attack.
He however reiterated the resolve of the force to provide security and aide Peaceful Political gatherings in the state.
The APC spokesperson in the affected local government, Mr. Otete, while responding to questions from Nigerian Cable news online over the incident said: “I’m not even aware of that”.