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Ibadan High Chief Beaten To A Pulp On Election Day

High Chief Akinade Fijabi, father of former lawmaker and House of Reps contestant in Oyo State, Saheed Fijabi had it rough during the last Presidential/National Assembly election when he was beaten to a pulp by thugs at the collation centre.


Chief Fijabi, whose son, Saheed contested for the House of Representatives seat under the but lost to PDP’s Olajide Stanley was said to have been on a sick bed when he excused himself to witness the final collation of results at the INEC centre.


Unfortunately for the High Chief, some ‘boys’ loyal to another aspirant, Rotimi Ajanaku who had earlier had a confrontation with Saheed Fijabi sighted the elderly man and an argument ensued.


Eye witness confirmed to papermacheonline that Chief Fijabi was badly beaten, he was injured on his head and leg, ‘sadly his son also lost the election’, the source lamented.


Saheed Fijabi polled 23,019 against the winner, Stanley Olajide who scored 23,964.


The last election was Fijabi’s second attempt to return to the House of Representatives of the Ibadan Northwest/Southwest.


It was reported that Chief Fijabi, a close friend of Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde has reported the attack to security agencies and also the Olubadan of Ibadan.


A source revealed that the fight was a result of Chief Fijabi’s constant verbal attack on socialite, Rotimi Ajanaku who also contested against his son under the Accord Party.