Sporadic shootings have been reported at Pollíng Unit 11, Edo Lodge in Oke Ijebu, Akure, at the ongoing gubernatorial election in Ondo State, by a yet-to-be-identified man, who shot into the air.
Sources at the polling unit said many people waiting to cast their vote scampered to safety, while security men moved to the scene of the shooting.
Reporters At Large learnt that the gunman had besieged the polling unit with an attempt to disrupt the poll but was overpowered by security agencies.
Ondo Police spokesman, Tee-Lee Ikoro confirmed has confirmed the incident, disclosing that Mobile Police operatives have been deployed to the scene.
Ikoro said, “it was not as pronounced as you heard. It was true someone shot into the air and police got wind of it and deployed more men. It happened in Ward 4, unit 11. But normalcy had returned to the area.”
On Twitter, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says those shooting are thugs from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The opposition party says the plan is to scare away voters from the polling unit.
Earlier today, the deputy governor of Ondo state and governorship candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, Agboola Ajayi, dismissed social media reports suggesting he has pulled out from the Ondo governorship race.
A statement signed by the spokesman of the deputy governor, Babatunde Okeowo, read: “The attention of the deputy governor and candidate of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Hon Agboola Ajayi has been drawn to a purported letter with.