Thugs invade Governor Abiodun’s hometown, destroy ballot box


Gunmen on Saturday invaded a polling unit in Ayegbami, in the Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State, destroyed a ballot box and disrupted the electoral process in the area.

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Ayegbami is a street in Iperu, Ikenne LGA, the hometown of the state governor, Dapo Abiodun.

A witness who refused to disclose his name to journalists for security reasons, said the thugs, who rode motorcycles, invaded the polling unit around 3.40pm, snatched the ballot box and destroyed it.

He said, “Ayegbami polling unit has been destroyed. The ballot box was destroyed and the papers were scattered on the floor. I had to quickly walk away from the scene.”

Another resident who spoke on condition of anonymity for security reasons, said immediately the thugs disrupted the electoral process in the polling unit, and they fled.

“Some boys came to the polling unit in Ayegbami, destroyed the ballot box. The broken ballot box is on the road; they took all the ballot papers and fled. They were on motorcycles,” the resident said.

While some people said the attack was unwarranted, some others said it was sponsored by politicians.

Angry mob, while expressing their grievances against the attack, stormed Ward 3, Polling Unit 003, Iregun, close to the polling unit of the governor.

Attempts to scuttle the electoral process in the polling unit in Iregun were resisted by determined electorates, security agents, including the police, army, the NSCDC, the NDLEA, among others.