Abeokuta — Some members of the newly merged Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Ogun State turned their old secretariat in Abeokuta, the state capital into a battle field yesterday.
The free-for all fight among party members left scores injured.
The suspended defunct state CPC chairman, Kunle Mudashiru, former Acting State Public Relations Officer, Shina Oduntan as well as one ofthe elders of the party, Chief Adekola ignited the trouble at about 4pm.
Speaking with newsmen at the scene, the state secretary of the defunct CPC, Godwin Odeyemi explained that CPC members were in their state meeting when the trio of Mudashiru, Oduntan and Adekola arrived in company of some heavily armed hoodlums.
He said the hoodlums freely used guns, cutlasses, broken bottles as well as other dangerous weapons to attack members at the meeting before they eventually vandalized properties at the state secretariat.
"We were in the middle of a state meeting when we saw some hoodlums, armed with machete, cutlasses and broken bottles invading the meeting venue. And they started rough-handling us," he said.
"In the process, many of us were macheted and wounded with broken bottles. Many others sustained cutlass cuts on the heads."
Among those who sustained varying degrees of injuries in the attack were the state Publicity Secretary of the CPC, Chief Bola Adeogun, Assistant State Legal Adviser, Dele Timothy, State Youth leader, Anthony Amos, State Woman Leader, Funmi Ogunsanwo, among others.
Ogun state chapter of CPC had on June 6th, 2013 suspended Mudashiru on the allegation of financial mismanagement and maladministration. Oduntan was also suspended on grounds that he led a group of thugs to disrupt the state meeting.
The duo of Oduntan and Adekola were however, whisked away to the Ibara Police Divisional headquarters in the Abeokuta metropolis.
The Police Command's Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed the incident, saying two of the warring factions were already assisting the police in their investigations.