Ogun Governorship Race: Gunmen Disrupt APM Campaign In Ikenne

Gunmen suspected to be political opponents of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) on Wednesday disrupted the party’s campaign train in Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The gunmen during the attack shot into the air and disrupted the ward to ward campaign of the political party.

APM governorship candidate, Adekunle Akinlade, and his team were on their ward to ward campaign when gunshots were heard at a location near the ward they were visiting.

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This led to tension and panic among party supporters and passersby who scampered to safety.

The situation was, however, brought under control after the police and other security operatives intervened.

The APM candidate later addressed the few supporters left at the venue promising to make a return to Ikenne Local Government.

Akinlade in his address said the perpetrators of the attack have nothing to offer and that is why they are resorting to violence. He urged his supporters to be law abiding and not make any attempt to retaliate. He added that his party is resolute and will not be intimidated.

Ikenne is the hometown of Oladipupo Adebutu whose candidature is still in contention in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Dapo Abiodun.

Estate, School In Ogun Named After HID Awolowo

Gov. Amosun Names Estate, Model School After HID AwolowoThe Ogun State Government has named the Plainfield Estate in Abeokuta, the state’s capital and one of the 15 model schools in Ikenne after the late matriarch of the Awolowo family, Hannah Awolowo.

The State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, made the disclosure at an event organised by the State Government, held at the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu on Monday.

The Governor said that he named the school and estate after Mrs Awolowo, as part of events lined up for the final burial ceremony of the wife of the late Premier of the Western Region, Obafemi Awolowo.

Addressing dignitaries, market men and women, artisans, clergymen, family members and political associates, who attended the event, Governor Amosun reiterated his administration’s resolve to use the legacies left behind by late Mrs Awolowo in the administration of good governance and effective service delivery.

Late Mrs Awolowo, who died on September 19, 2015, is expected to be interred at the Awolowo family house in Ikenne, Ikenne Local Government Area of the state on November 25, 2015.