Obanikoro, Yayi Supporters Clash at Ambode’s Endorsement Rally
A rally organized by the Lagos West Senatorial district by the All Progressives Congress(APC) to endorse the second term bid of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode almost turned to a bloodbath after supporters of Senator Musliu Obanikoro and Senator Solomon Adeola, a.k.a Yayi clashed over the senatorial ticket of the party.
The rally, which was held at the premises of the Lagos State Broadcasting Corporation on Friday, was attended by party leaders from the senatorial zone
At the event was the state deputy governor, Idiat Adebole, former deputy governor, Sarah Sosan and Senator Ganiu Solomon among others.
Trouble began when Adeola arrived the venue minutes after commencement with horde of supporters carrying posters and banners with uniform inscription “No vacancy in Lagos West, we want you back as our Senator”.
Not wanting to be outdone, Obanikoro ‘s supporters,who were already at the venue and armed with “Obanikoro for Lagos West Senatorial Zone” banners, joined Olamilekan’s supporters on the stage, each chanting the names of their candidate.
Before long, there were altercation which later degenerated into pushing and shoving.
The situation delayed the programme for about 45 minutes as party leaders and security agencies had a hectic time to control the supporters of the two politicians.
Both Obanikoro and Olamilekan later stood up to control their supporters, who then retreated to their positions, but not without making occasional chants to drive home their choices.
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