Violence broke out at the Ogun State All Progressives Congress rally, scheduled for Monday at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta.

Reports say that as the teeming crowd awaited the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari, some people believed to be supporters of another political party in the state were seen chasing away supporters of the APC governorship candidate in the state, Dapo Abiodun, from their seats.

The suspected hoodlums went round the spectators’ side of the stadium, identified Abiodun’s supporters and attacked them.

The victims reportedly scaled the fence to avoid being harmed by the attackers who threw dangerous objects such as stones and sticks at them.

The Punch observed that the attackers, who were armed with weapons such as clubs and charms, pounced on anyone wearing yellow attire, the colour known with Abiodun and his supporters.

It was further observed that many of the victims sustained injuries while trying to escape from the attackers.

Some of the people hurriedly removed the clothes and caps bearing Dapo Abiodun’s insignia.

Due to the attack, all the seats earlier occupied by Abiodun’s supporters were vacated.

The Punch

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