Rotimi Amaechi and the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole were on Monday booed at the party’s campaign rally in Ogun State.
With supporters loyal to Amosun showing support for Amosun’s candidate at the APC rally on Monday, Amaechi triggered the crowd’s anger by suggesting that they should only vote for APC candidates in the forthcoming elections.
“This is an APC rally. I belong to APC and I’ll vote APC, and I expect that for all of us who are here, we vote for the APC from beginning to the end.”
His brief address was repeatedly interrupted by rowdiness from the crowd who repeatedly chanted, “APM!”
Oshiomhole later came on stage to shouts of “Ole (Yoruba for ‘thief’), as he’s been Amosun’s greatest antagonist on installing his choice as his successor.
When he mentioned Abiodun’s name, the crowd booed him and continued to chant “Ole”. A projectile was then thrown towards the stage, interrupting the former governor’s speech as he was swarmed by security operatives.
The crowd refused to settle down and continued with the chants when Oshiomhole returned to quickly conclude his speech before leaving the stage.
The security operatives shielded President Muhammadu Buhari during an outbreak of violence at the presidential rally.
The president could not end his speech at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, where there was a mammoth crowd.
The rally was brought to an abrupt end after Buhari raised the left arm of Dapo Abiodun, the APC governorship candidate in the state.
Immediately, the president raised Abiodun’s arm, some aggrieved persons threw objects towards his direction, forcing security operatives to form a ring around him.
The aggrieved persons had earlier pelted Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party, with stones and chased supporters of Abiodun from the stadium.