Security operatives shielded President Muhammadu Buhari during an outbreak of violence at the presidential rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state on Monday. .
The president could not end his speech at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, where there was a mammoth crowd. .
The rally was brought to an abrupt end after Buhari raised the hand of Dapo Abiodun, the APC governorship candidate in the state. .
Immediately, the president raised Abiodun’s hand, some aggrieved persons threw objects towards his direction, forcing security operatives to form a ring around him. .
The aggrieved persons had earlier pelted Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party, with stones and chased supporters of Abiodun from the stadium. .
Before the arrival of the president, suspected thugs destroyed the publicity materials bearing Abiodun’s name and pictures.
They also attacked supports of the governorship candidates who wore yellow T-shirts branded in his name. .
Ibikunle Amosun, governor of the state, had lost out in his bid to secure the APC guber ticket for Adekunle Akinlade, a serving member of the house of representatives. .
The governor had accused Oshiomhole and some APC leaders of working against the interest of the state through the emergence of Abiodun. .
He also vowed not to hand over to Abiodun.
Shortly after, Akinlade defected to the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) .