The All Progressives Congress (APC) Primary election into the House of Representatives held at Igando in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State ended bloody with the death of LGA Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), and three others in the free-for-all fights.
The incident reportedly occurred at about 3pm at the Secretariat of Ikotun/igando Local Council Development Area, where the primary elections were held.
Eye witnesses’ account said there were two factions of the party for the two aspirants for Federal House of Representatives seat in Alimosho Constituency.
They were Prince Idris Balogun popularly known as Oluomo’ and Ganiyu Ayuba.
‘Oluomo’ was said to have emerged from Orelope faction while Ayuba was from Enilolobo with both having their loyalists on ground.
An eye witness, Tunde Adamson, said the election started smoothly until some armed thugs arrived the venue, disrupted the process and thereafter declared their candidate as the winner of the election.
“This resulted into crises as dangerous weapons were freely used despite the presence of security operatives,” he said.
It was learnt that one of the factions gained upper hand and stabbed two of its opponents simply identified as Zuri Boxer and Ogunlaye to death on the spot.
Ogunlaye was said to be the Zonal Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers NURTW, in Alimosho.
It was gathered that he engaged in fracas simultaneously with two of his opponents but he attempted to escape through jumping the wall of the Secretariat on noticing danger, unfortunately, he got stabbed to death.
Similarly, the second victim was also stabbed to death while two other victims were not identified as at the time of filing this report.
At press time, there was apprehension in Ikotun, Igando, Egbeda and their environ over possible reprisal attacks in the area.Follow us on social media