Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Eyitayo Jegede has disowned some suspected political thugs arrested with firearms at Ifon in Ose local government area of Ondo state.
Jegede was scheduled to make a stop at Ifon as part of his local government campaign tour.
The suspected political thugs were inside a Toyota Sienna bus branded with Jegede’s campaign pictures.
Last week, supporters of Jegede and Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu clashed at Oba Akoko in Akoko South West local government area, leaving eight persons injured while several vehicles were destroyed.
According to the statement: “The information of the arrest of some hoodlums in branded vehicles wearing PDP logo at Ifon in Ose LG, whilst our campaign train is due to make a stop in the town is nothing but an attempt by the APC to make good its evil plans.