Bloody Clash In Ibadan As Ajimobi Appoints Nephew, Akala’s Son LG Caretaker

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According to information gathered, preference was given to supporters of the governor who allegedly formed 97 per cent of the whole list. Among those that benefitted from the list of caretaker chairmen are the former governor of the state, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala whose son, Olamijuwonlo is to become the caretaker chairman of Ogbomoso North, former Olubadan of Ibadanland, late Oba Samuel Odulana, Prince Gbade Lana and also the governor’s brother, Alhaji Teslim Ajimobi. This development angered some supporters of the former governor who have all along been complaining of alleged partiality in the sharing of political offices. Most of the agitators came all the way from Oke Ogun areas of the state in about 50 buses. The people are from local government areas like Oke Ogun including Saki East, Saki West, Atisbo, Iwajowa, Kajola, Itesiwaju, Kajola, Irepo, Olorunsogo and Oorelope local government areas. Bloody clash between Ajimobi and Lam Adesina’s supporters On arrival in Ibadan, members of the National Union Road Transport Workers who were believed to be loyalists of the governor tried to prevent the incursion of the aggrieved members of the party into the sprawling city. During the crisis which lasted about 30 minutes, dangerous weapons were reportedly used by the feuding parties. While some of the party members coming from Oke Ogun were blocked at Moniya by some NURTW members, others who escaped and marched to the State Secretariat met supporters of the governor on ground. They had hardly got to the secretariat when supporters of the governors and some security men tried to prevent them from gaining entry into the secretariat which houses the governor’s office. This led to an exchange of verbal outbursts which soon degenerated into a brawl.