The chairperson of the Peoples Democratic Party Ondo State Election Campaign Committee and Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has blamed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the incessant violent assaults within the state, forward of the October 10 governorship election.
Mr Makinde gave the condemnation on the state police headquarters in Akure in Sunday night, whereas lodging complaints of violent assaults perpetrated by APC thugs in opposition to PDP members within the Akure metropolis.
“We now have all the time made our campaigns issue-based, however the APC authorities on this state prefers violent assaults as a type of response,” Mr Makinde informed the police commissioner.
“Ondo individuals are tired and our quite a few supporters have constantly been subjected to unfair therapy by those that maintain the reins of energy within the state.
“But when they suppose what they did in Kogi is relevant right here, they’re making a mistake; as a result of individuals are absolutely ready for them.”
Mr Makinde referred to as on related safety companies to not shirk their statutory accountability of guaranteeing a peaceable, free and honest election, subsequent Saturday.
“Extra nonetheless should be completed within the space of safety, as a result of APC is making an attempt to create voters’ apathy in order to scare folks away from performing their civic accountability on the election day, which will probably be resisted by the lots,” stated Mr Makinde.
“We now have come right here to intimate the Commissioner of Police with this ugly scenario, and to extract assurance from him that the APC armed thugs could be silenced and that no person will probably be intimidated on election day.”
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in flip alleged that the PDP candidate had been going together with armed thugs throughout his campaigns threatening and intimidating his supporters.