A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Mr Opeyemi Bamidele, and an unidentified person were shot on Friday
in Ado-Ekiti at a reception for the governorship candidate of the party, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the reception which held at the APC secretariat in the Ekiti capital had attracted a large crowd of party supporters.
Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu, Fayemi and a former Minister of Works, Dayo Adeyeye , were descending the stairs case at the secretariat when a policeman was said to have suddenly shot into the air.
Bamidele was allegedly shot on the hand in the ensuing melee while the other victim was also hit.
The two victims were hurriedly conveyed to a hospital where they are said to be under treatment.
The APC spokesperson in the state, Taiwo Olatunbosun, in a statement described the incident as “a clear case of assassination attempt.”
He claimed that the gunman had aimed his gun at Fayemi and missed, with the bullet hitting Bamidele and the other victim.
He also claimed that the policeman was fake and an assassin.
But the police spokesman in the state, Caleb Chukwuemeka, said the command was still awaiting the report of the incident from its officers deployed to provide security at the reception.
Fayemi and his entourage had earlier been received in Ikere Ekiti by a long convoy of vehicles and large crowd of party supporters, resulting in a traffic snarl on the Ado-Ekiti –Akure road.
Source – NAN
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