Prof Yakubu yesterday.

Ekiti LG Poll Turns Violent, One PDP Member Killed

…….Ex-Dep.  Gov condemns murder of PDP member, concerns over 3 others in critical condition

Former Deputy Governor of Ekiti State and People’s Democratic Party

(PDP) governorship candidate in the last year election,  Prof Kolapo

Olusola has condemned the killing of a member of the party, Dotun

Kosedake in Ikere Ekiti today.

 

Apart from Dotun Kosedake who was shot dead, Ayeni Olumide

(Salvation), Ayeni Gbenga (Special) and Abiodun Bukola were also shot

and are in critical condition at the Ekiti State University Teaching

Hospital,  Ado Ekiti.

 

The former deputy governor, who was at the Teaching Hospital to visit

the three injured persons on behalf of former Governor Ayodele Fayose,

called on security agencies in the State to bring the culprits to

justice.

 

He said it was appalling that the ruling All Progressives Congress

(APC) could unleash gun-wielding-thugs on the people of the State just

because of a predetermined local council elections.

 

Prof Kolapo Olusola also donated a sum of N60,000 to assist in the

payment of their hospital bills and promised to keep in constant touch

with them.

 

Also speaking, a former member of the State House Assembly, Dr.

Samuel Omotoso, who was also sent by Fayose to  ascertain the state of

health of the three victims, called for prayers for the three

survivors.

 

He disclosed that from the X-Ray, there were bullets lodged in the

forehead of the female victim as well as the abdomen of one of the

male victims.

 

He expressed outrage on the shooting of innocent citizens at close

range on the day of an election leading to a loss of life and multiple

injuries in others.

 

Dr Omotoso, who donated his widow’s mite to the victims also called

on men and women of means to help the them financially.

 

He also counselled the Federal Government to embark on a total review

of the electoral process to achieve a free, fair and credible

elections devoid of violence, killings and blood letting.

 

Violence erupted at a polling unit at Okitiko area along Ikere Ekiti

during the Ekiti State Local Government Elections on Saturday leaving

a yet to be identified man dead and about four persons injured

following gunshots.

 

Eyes witnesses said trouble started when a group of hoodlums, who

invaded the polling unit with the intention to snatch the ballot boxes

from the officials of the State Independent Electoral Commission, were

resisted.

 

Gunshots from the invading hoodlums forced electoral officers and

others to flee for their lives.