One Person Dies In Osun PDP Ward Congress


One person has been reportedly killed in Iwo, Osun State at the ongoing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ward Congress in the state.

The PDP had on Wednesday held its ward congress in all the 332 wards across the state.

NewsBeatng gathered that the Congress turned bloody in ward 14, of Iwo Local Government Area of Osun State leaving one person dead and several others severely injured.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the killing said that the victim, was attacked by members of a rival group within the party.

Opalola said that the incident happened at Oke-Oba, Aperire Village, Ward 14 in Iwo.

According to her, it was reported that the suspected thugs were conveyed in two mini-buses to attack voters at the ward and attacked the voters with broken bottles and sticks.

She said that in the process, two party members that sustained various degrees of injuries were taken to the hospital, where one of them later died.

Opalola said that police had, arrested three of the suspects, including their leader, while the weapons they used in perpetrating the attack were recovered from them.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the State has assured residents of the state of adequate security of lives and property.

The Commandant of the corps, Emmanuel Ocheja, in  a statement signed by the command’s Spokesperson, Atanda Olabisi, described as unfortunate the crisis that broke out amongst factional members of a political party at ward 14, Oke Oba 1 Agberire, Iwo, which led to the death of one person.

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Ocheja said that the Command in synergy with other sister agencies are on top of the situation and normalcy has already been restored.

He enjoined the citizens to go about their lawful businesses and report any suspicious movements to security authorities.

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