Three people were murdered on Thursday evening in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, during an All Progressives Congress build-up meeting to Saturday’s governorship and state assembly polls.
Report reaching Persecondnews said thugs invaded the venue of the meeting at Ile-Tuntun area of Ibadan Southeast local government area disrupted the meeting before destroying vehicles and other properties in sight.
Several other supporters of the APC were also injured during the deadly attack.
It was gathered that APC’s House of Assembly candidate for constituency 2, Wariths Alawuje, however, made a lucky escape from the assailants.
A witness, who also escaped the assassin’s bullets, said: “We were in a meeting with party executives when we heard members of (party name withheld) walking towards our office.
“Our people waited, for them to go. Not long after, we saw a top member of the party whispering to another and the next thing we started hearing gunshots and before we could say jack, many of our people had been injured, cars had been damaged while nearby houses were not spared. Some persons were also killed.”
The incident is coming less than two days to the governorship election in the state, with the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Gov. Seyi Makinde seeking re-election.
Persecondnews reports that two other contenders are APC’s Sen. Teslim Folarin and Mr Adebayo Adelabu of the Accord Party.