Ondo Election Violence erupts in Akure over Jimoh Ibrahim's inclusion in polls

Angry youths took over Akure following Jimoh Ibrahim's inclusion in the Ondo Governorship election polls.

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Violence erupted in Ondo capital, Akure on Friday, October 28, 2016 as Jimoh Ibrahim was announced the PDP candidate by INEC.

According to a report by SaharaReporters, thousands of aggrieved youths staged a protest against the candidature of Ibrahim ahead of the November 26, 2016 governorship election. 

It was further reported that the protesters in Akure blocked the major roads and entrance of the popular Oba Adesida, Isolo, Arakale, and Oyemekun road in the capital city.

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Violence in Akure

(SaharaReporters)

 

The protesters, who destroyed campaign posters and billboards of Ibrahim, were also reported to have barricaded all the adjourning routes to the streets of the state capital brandishing dangerous weapons such as stones, sticks, and machetes.

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Actions of the aggrieved youths, who were believed to have been instigated by top politicians in the state, paralyzed the business of the day as security agencies tried to calm the situation.

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