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14 of my supporters had been killed earlier than February election – APC Rep, Ayeni

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A member of the Home of Representatives, Lawrence Ayeni mentioned 14 of his supporters had been murdered days earlier than the overall election.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain made the revelation on Thursday throughout his annual Ramadan lecture in Ilesa.

The lawmaker represents Atakumosa East/Atakumosa West/Ilesa East/Ilesa West Federal Constituency.

Sanya Ominrin of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) polled 41,437 votes to defeat Ayeni on the February 25 Nationwide Meeting ballot.

Ayeni disclosed that he misplaced attributable to threats and thuggery however referred to as on the folks to embrace peace for the progress and unity of Nigeria.

“I can’t blame my supporters for not popping out. What occurred earlier than and in the course of the election was horrible,” NAN quoted.

“Earlier than the election, 14 of my members had been killed in Atakunmosa East. The risk was an excessive amount of for them from the opposition”

On the approaching inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu on Could 29, Ayeni mentioned a peaceable transition of energy will assure stability.

He appealed to the folks to shun violence earlier than, throughout and after the transition and help the brand new APC authorities.