ONDO HOUSE OF REPS ASPIRANT ESCAPES DEATH DURING PRIMARIES
Mayowa Lawson Alade, a member of the House of Representatives representing Akure South/Akure North Federal district in Ondo state, and an APC primary aspirant, has recounted how he narrowly avoided being assassinated during the party’s primary contest.
As a result, Lawson has requested the party to declare the primary election in Akure, the state’s capital, null and void since it was inconclusive.
He stated that the process was disrupted by political thugs when he was already winning the primary election.
“It was a sad day in Akure election, every youth in Ondo State, most especially, Akure North/South Federal constituency are not really happy as hoodlums came in while they were sorting election ballot and we were coasting to victory, and all of a sudden, everything just went south,” Lawson said.
“As you can see, my agent was beaten and injured.
“Despite being an aspirant, I had to run for my life to avoid stray bullet.
“As we have it, there was no election and we are hopeful to have a re-run soon.