Adam Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Party (APC), was on Monday booed and stoned at the party’s presidential campaign rally in Ogun State.
The programme, which commenced immediately President Buhari arrived the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, was paused for some minutes following the violence.
It took the efforts of the security operatives who took the hit for the President who was also present on stage.
Oshiomhole was booed immediately he mentioned the name of the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Dapo Abiodun, while addressing the crowd.
Upon hearing Abiodun’s name, the crowd started booing him with some throwing objects at him, prompting security operatives to surround him.
As the crowd trouble continued, Governor Ibikunle Amosun, who is supporting Adekunle Akinlade of the APM to succeed him, had to intervene and appeal to the crowd to respect the presence of President Buhari.
Many in the crowd were not appeased and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had to be called to give a speech, leading to the return of calm at the venue of the rally.