There was pandemonium at the High Court Road, Akure, the Ondo State capital, as the supporters of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party engaged in free for all on Tuesday.
The fight took place outside the Ondo State High Court Complex, Akure, the venue of the Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal. Some of the supporters were reportedly injured.
According to an eyewitness, the residents and the shop owners in the area had to run for their lives as the political supporters were fighting each other, using dangerous weapons. It was gathered that, for almost an hour, there was no vehicular movement in the area as a result of the crisis.
This happened when the election petition tribunal held its inaugural sitting on the petition filed by the candidate of the PDP in the October 10 governorship election, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, who is challenging the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the APC in the election.