Thursday, 28 August 2014


Hell was let lose in Ibadan Wednesday evening as two House of Representatives aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Temitope Olatoye (alias Sugar) and Abiodun Adigun Ahmed (alias Murphy) clashed during which no fewer than 10 persons were injured including popular Ibadan Fuji musician, Rashidi Ayinde (alias Fuji Merenge).

Ayinde was sighted in the Governor’s Office blood stained after the incident, where he had ostensibly gone to report the matter to the governor, Abiola Ajimobi.

Both aspirants are currently members of the Oyo State House of Assembly with Olatoye representing Lagelu while Ahmed represents Akinyele 11.

Because both local government councils, Akinyele/Lagelu constitute a federal constituency which the two of them are eying, it was gathered that they had been at each other’s neck, struggling for supremacy.

Trouble however started at a mini-rally held at Ojoo where the Fuji musician was said to have sang the praises of Olatoye which infuriated the supporters of Ahmed following which the crisis began.

It was gathered that the struggle to outdo one another in the battle for popularity among the supporters led to the violent clash during which machetes were freely used and people were scampering for safety.

Though, police reaction could not be obtained as at the time of filling the report, it was gathered that the governor of the state, Ajimobi Thursday summoned the two lawmakers to a meeting in his office.

culled from Daily Independent

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