Ogun state APC rally took place at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta on Monday around 3.00pm, the event which started immediately after President Buhari arrived the venue of the event and was later suspended for some minutes following the violence that broke out.
President Muhammadu Buhari, narrowly escaped being stoned as suspected thugs bombarded the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, with stones and water sachets, also booed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu.
The violence started immediately the chairman of the party step on the podium, the moment he began to speak, suspected hoodlums started throwing stones at him. The President was saved by one of his securities, who blocked one of the stone coming towards the direction of president Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu who was angry as a result of the actions demostrated by the crowd, left the podium angrily and went to his car at the president’s convoy. on his way to his car, the crowd called him series of names ‘ole’, ‘ole’,’ole ‘ole’ while following him.
Amosun, the current Governor of Ogun state, had lost out in his bid to secure the APC governorship ticket. Causing further aggravation as Oshiomole declare Dapo Abiodun as the party’s governorship candidate in the state while addressing the crowd.
Upon hearing Abiodun’s name, the crowd started booing Oshiomhole while some threw objects including stones and water sachet at him, prompting security agents to guard him.
Amosun steps in and said, ““Our father is here, please don’t disgrace me. I beg you in the name of God, please don’t disgrace me before our father… We have laboured this hard. I am appealing to you. Please leave. I beg you in the name of God, please leave. I beg you. I am begging.
“We have accepted President Muhammadu Buhari as our father. In the interest of love and the respect we have for Mr President, let us swallow our pride and subdue our anger. Don’t let them go back with an erroneous impression that we are not for Buhari.
“We are not just supporting Buhari because he is our father, but, because of his performance. Look at what he has done for the entire nation, he is someone with integrity. He said he would fix all our roads and infrastructure. He has done a lot for us. He has kept all his promises. They are looters and that is why they are against Buhari. This is about all of us, We have seen the wonderful work Buhari is doing is for all of us. Yoruba are not two in the country. We are the Afenifere”.