According to sources, the campaign convoy of Governor Akeredolu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was on transit through Oba-Akoko to Ikare-Akoko in Akoko North-East Local Government of the state when the incident happened.
Olabode Richard Olatunde, spokesman of Akeredolu, speaking on the development said the attack led to burning of one of the campaign buses which left the driver seriously injured.
“While we are shocked and saddened by this attack, we are not too surprised, because the PDP has shown that it is not focusing on issues in its campaign for the election. They will rather deploy violence and falsehood to score cheap political points.” he said
Meanwhile, 10 campaign vehicles in the convoy of Jegede were said to have been vandalised in the attack while Jegede was at the palace of Oloba of Oba, Oba Nathaniel Adegoroye, the traditional ruler of the town, to pay his homage.
PDP has said it was APC supporters who were in the convoy of Akeredolu that attacked the campaign train of Jegede when both convoys met at Oba-Akoko in Akoko South West.
Mobile policemen have been deployed to the area on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami, to maintain orderliness.