A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Segun Showunmi, was on Monday beaten by thugs, suspected to be loyalists of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Showunmi was approaching the entrance of the Isabo court premises, venue of the Ogun State election petition tribunal when he was ambushed by the thugs.
The PDP governorship aspirant was flogged with canes and physically assaulted, nearly falling into a ditch.
The party chieftain while trying to escape from his attackers was pursued with canes and stones.
Our correspondent who was at the scene of the incident reports that operatives of the police, the Amotekun Corps and others appeared to be unconcerned while the politician was being assaulted.
He was later whisked away by some men, leaving his car behind.