About 50 vehicles vandalised as thugs storm Oyo PDP factional congress venue

•Michael Okunlade emerges factional party Chairman

About 50 vehicles were vandalised outside the Jogor Events Centre, the venue of the state congress conducted by the aggrieved members’ faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State.

While the congress was ongoing inside Grace hall of the events centre, at about 1 pm, suspected thugs stormed the venue using various weapons to smash vehicles, both commercial and private, on the left and right on Liberty road.

About 50 vehicles vandalised as thugs storm Oyo PDP factional congress venue

Windshields, side mirrors, windows, headlights of several cars were smashed as gunshots also rent the air.

However, as the thugs were made their way for the hall entrance, they were subsequently repelled by some security agents who shot back till the thugs left who also smashed more vehicles while leaving.

Prior to the afternoon attack, some suspected thugs had earlier the day also launched a similar attack where some vehicles were also destroyed

Meanwhile, the congress held inside the hall saw Honourable Michael Okunlade emerge as factional Chairman of the Oyo PDP.

About 50 vehicles vandalised as thugs storm Oyo PDP factional congress venue

Among party members present at the congress held at Jogor centre were a former House of Representative Leader, Mulikat Adeola Akande; lawmaker representing Ibarapa North/Central federal constituency, Honourable Ajibola Muraina; Chief Nureni Akanbi: Alhaji Bisi Olopoeyan, Alhaji Azeem Gbolarumi; Mr Femi Babalola; Asiwaju Yemi Aderibigbe, Alhaji Gani Dosu; Engineer Kayode Popoola; Honourable Demola Omotosho; Princess Aderonke Adedoja among others.

Speaking after his emergence, the Oyo PDP factional Chairman, Okunlade said he is committed to running an open door policy, saying the PDP shall have a breath of fresh air, in the long run.

Others elected as members of the factional state exco were Mr Matthew Abioye (Deputy Chairman), Mr Abiodun Oyesola (State Secretary), Akeem Ariola (Financial Secretary), Mr Bola Akinyemi (Publicity Secretary) and Asiwaju Adekola Adeoye (Youth leader).

Meanwhile, the congress of those on side of Governor Seyi Makinde is currently ongoing at Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan.

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