At the Ogun State collation center for the 2023 governor’s race, representatives of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party got into a fight on Sunday.
When Sunkanmi Oyejide, a PDP agent, stood up and objected to three agents representing the APC in numerous capacities, trouble ensued.
Oyejide further claimed that the APC purposefully interfered with the party’s support bases in the state in order to deny its supporters voting rights.
He said, “If you look at it very well, the ruling party disrupted the PDP strongholds and disenfranchised our members.
“We want you to take a critical look at it and investigate it. The process must be transparent.”
However, the APC agent, simply identified as Adelani, disagreed with the allegation by the PDP agent.
The development put the exercise on hold for about 15 minutes before normalcy returned.
The state Independent National Electoral Returning Officer, Prof. Kayode Adebowale, while resolving the disagreement, asked the party to choose one among the three agents of the APC at the centre.
He also faulted the PDP agent on the claim of strongholds, saying, the rules have been followed.
Adebowale said, “We don’t recognise strongholds. The rules have been followed.”
The exercise continued as more local government collation officers were presenting the results.