There was pandemonium at WOCDIF centre in Osogbo, venue of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South West Zonal Congress election on Monday evening as some thugs attempted to force their way in.
The hoodlums at the entrance to the venue were heard calling the name of ex-governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, threatening to deal with him.
The incident, which coincided with the period when the vehicle conveying Fayose was leaving the venue, caused panic as security men shot into the air to disperse the hoodlums.
Osun State Commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode, who led the security team that dispersed the hoodlums, also shot canisters while the hoodlums fled in different directions.
The vehicle that conveyed Fayose immediately the hoodlums were dispersed was seen leaving the venue hurriedly.
Unconfirmed reports said Fayose had earlier been attacked at the hotel by armed political thugs.