Supporters of Governor Ayodele Fayose and those of Senator Abiodun Olujimi reportedly clashed on Sunday, leaving many injured.
Fayose and Olujimi have been enmeshed in crisis over the latter’s governorship ambition, which the governor was alleged not to have been favourably disposed to.
Two members of the Ekiti House of Assembly, Adeojo Fajana and Michael Adedeji, are under probe over their alleged loyalty to the senator.
Scores of people were said to have been wounded at a meeting of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in Kota-Ekiti on Sunday which was attended by members from both factions.
An Assembly member representing Ekiti East Constituency II, Dare Pelemo, who is a loyalist of Fayose, was said to have been among the wounded.
It was learnt that the clash erupted over alleged plan to take control of the meeting by one of the factions, which snowballed into physical combat in which missiles were hurled on both sides.
Assembly member Pelemo, the source said, had his clothes torn by Olujimi’s supporters, who mobilised to attack him for “attempting to advance Fayose’s interest” at the meeting.
A source who attended the meeting said: “The meeting ended in disarray as the team loyal to Senator Olujimi and team loyal to Governor Fayose exchanged fisticuffs.
“The House of Assembly member representing Ekiti East Constituency II, Pelemo, was beaten up while other members of the team loyal to Governor Fayose ran for their lives.”
It was gathered that many of the victims of the attack are receiving treatment at undisclosed hospitals in Omuo and Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.