Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Dr Olubunmi Olusola-Eleka,Saturday escaped death by whiskers as people suspected to be political thugs ambushed him at Odo Oja area ,Ikere Ekiti
Prior to the incident,Eleka was said to have received a distressed call by his people that card reader machines in some polling booths in his ward were not functioning.
The Deputy Governor was said to have decided to visit the polling booths based on the reports, but at Odo Oja Area, some hoodlums suspected to be political thugs apparently stationed there to cause violence welcomed Dr Eleka’s convoy with stones and other dangerous weapons
But for the prompt response from his security operatives who piloted him out of the area it could have been another story
Reacting to the incident,Eleka traced his attack to the doorstep of the opposition APC.
“The APC people had stationed the thugs to the area ,there intention was to cause mayhem, but we thank God for His intervention’