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Explosion rocks Agaguís campaign office

Posted by By TUNDE RAHEEM, Akure on 2007/04/13 | Views: 619 |

Explosion rocks Agaguís campaign office


Barely forty-eight hours to the elections, the Agagu Campaign Organisationís office in Akure, the Ondo State capital, was bombed by yet to be identified people.

Barely forty-eight hours to the elections, the Agagu Campaign Organisationís office in Akure, the Ondo State capital, was bombed by yet to be identified people.

The bomb blast, according to eye witnesses who were the staff of the organization, said that the incident caused stampede when the bomb went off at the stair-case of the four storey building located along Oyemekun road in the metropolis.

Part of the ground floor of the building has cracks as a result of the blast, while the windows of the building were intact. Also no human life was lost and no one sustained injury.

The incident, which occurred around 3 pm, has further heightened tension in the state capital while some of the people living close to the building were now parking out for fear that there might be more explosions in the building.

As at the time of filing in this report, bomb disposal experts from the state police command were still combing the environment to see if there were more bombs planted in the building
The Director-General of the Agagu Campaign Organisation, Mr Ola Oguntimehimin, said it was The Labour Party who planted the bomb, claiming that the party planned to wipe out the present generation of PDP leaders in the state.

Oguntimehin stated further that PDP would win the election in the state saying that the leaders of the LP are known as destroyers who were hell bent on setting the state on fire.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Joseph Awelewa, who was among the first set of people to visit the scene of the incident said that investigations were ongoing on the incident.

The Director of Press of the Labour Party, Mr Kola Olabisi, denied all the allegations leveled against his party by the PDP. He said that the explosive materials which went off in the Agagu campaign office was probably one of the devices the PDP intended to use to cause crisis on the day of the elections.
Olabisi also alleged that a local government chairman in the state was arrested with two pump action guns by a combine team of police and soldiers. He said that the guns which were brand new one were concealed in the official car of the council boss who is a member of the PDP.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.