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The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) members in Ogun state threw caution in the wind at a party meeting on Wednesday, March 18, after it was learnt that the funds allocated for coordinators of President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign across the state may have been misappropriated, Premium Times reports.
A scuffle ensued at a meeting, held at a hotel located along Quarry Road in Abeokuta, of 708 coordinators drawn from 236 wards of the state, after party officials failed to deliver the funds to the beneficiaries.
The fracas reportedly began after two leaders of the PDP, Fatai Adeyanju (National Auditor) and Pegba Otemolu (South West Secretary) told the coordinators that the money was yet to be deposited into a designated bank account.
The dissatisfactory news enraged the participants, coupled with claims that N1million hotel bill had been allegedly issued for food and drinks which were not served.
The angry coordinators therefore held the two party leaders hostage, insisting they would be let go after the funds were released.
It was gathered that some political thugs escorted Otemolu out of the hall, who then quickly entered his waiting Honda pilot jeep for a quick escape, but unfortunately his driver lost control while trying to swiftly take his boss out of the heated area and rammed into another vehicle and a passer-by.
The accident however caused multiple reactions as the angry group bundled Otemolu out of his car while his colleague, Adeyanju, took to his heels.
It was not determined as at press time what the irate group did to the PDP official.