Less than a week to the Ondo governorship election, supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and those of the All Progressives Congress (APC) clashed again.
The clash escalated to heavy shooting along Oba Adeshida road in Akure, the state capital on Sunday morning, October 4.
The Nation reports that the morning clash was a reprisal attack over the killing of an APC member in Oba Nla area of Akure on Saturday night.
According to the report, many sustained injuries and vehicles were vandalised during the clash between supporters of both parties.
A deserted street in Akure following PDP, APC clash.
Motorists have stopped plying the Oba Adeshida road as at press time. Meanwhile, the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, and his deputy, Agboola Ajayi, have been engaging in a war of words, throwing accusations at each other ahead of the election.
Ajayi accused Akeredolu of mismanaging funds allocated to him every month. According to him, the governor gets a whopping N900m every month and allegedly mismanages the funds.
In the breakdown Ajayi offered in a statement through his media adviser, Allen Sowore, he claimed Akeredolu got N750m as security votes and N150m as imprest.
He went on to accuse the governor’s family of also receiving funds that they manage personally.
The deputy governor was reacting to earlier accusations made against him by Akeredolu.
The governor, while speaking on a radio programme in Akure, on Thursday, October 1, claimed that Ajayi is both impatient and greedy.