Jonathan Largesse; Two PDP Leaders Held Hostage In Ogun

Pandemonium broke out yesterday, when some members of the People’s Democratic Party in Ogun State held National Auditor , Chief Fatai Adeyanju and South West Secretary, Pegba Otemolu hostage over their alleged refusal to release the fund allegedly meant for the state co-ordinators engaged for President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election .
The meeting which was held at an hotel in Quarry road in Abeokuta was meant to sensitise 708 coordinators drawn from 236 wards of the state, but, ended abruptly.
Itwas gathered that,the meeting started at 10:am and lasted for about five hours before it later climaxed to detainment of the two party leaders.
It was further gathered that, the coordinators got provoked when the national auditor told them that the fund was not available at the moment.
According to one of the coordinators , Adeyanju told the gathering that , the money had not been deposited into the designated account. This did not go down well with some of us.
When our correspondent got to the venue of the meeting, it was observed that the coordinators became more infuriated when they discovered that one million naira hotel bill had been issued for food and drinks that were not served.
The coordinators consequently held the two party leaders hostage and insisted that they would allow them to go until they release the fund meant for them.
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The two party leaders were held hostage for hours after which some political thugs escorted Otemolu out of the hall and quickly entered his waiting Honda pilot jeep.
Attempt by the driver to whisk away his boss led to an accident leaving one of the coordinators from Sagamu seriously injured.
The incident sparked off tension as the aggrieved coordinators bundled Otemolu out of his car which had hit another parked car.
The national auditor however flee while his colleague was being harassed by the aggrieved party members.
Reporters were not spared in the commotion as the state correspondents of Vanguard and Business Day, Daud Olatunji and Razaq Ayinla were attacked by hoodlums.
The hoodlums who seized the tablet of one of the reporters also manhandled the reporter for taking the pictures of the incident.

Author: News Editor

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