Ondo 2016: Stop harassing our members, APC tells PDP
Consequent upon the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) crisis over the substitution of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) with Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), some PDP supporters have allegedly transferred their aggression on All Progressive Congress (APC) members in Ondo State.
The APC, under the aegis of Akeredolu Campaign Platform, has condemned the attitude of PDP loyalists towards its members, urging them to find peace and solutions to their internal problems.
This was contained in a statement signed and made available to journalists in Akure yesterday by Mr. Kunle Adebayo, a member of the campaign organisation, who lamented the attendant destruction of property and victimisation of opposition members by the PDP.
According to him: “We are also disappointed and outraged that the public, particularly the electorate and innocent citizens, are now being subjected to unwarranted threats and embarrassment by the PDP due to its inability to govern its affairs decently.
“We wish to stress that it is shameful, unthinkable and unacceptable that the PDP would allow the failure of its internal party process to degenerate to terrorism of the innocent electorate of Ondo State.”
The APC appealed to PDP and Governor Olusegun Mimiko to review their strategies of managing the party’s internal affairs by exploring proper legal channels of seeking redress.
“At this time of electioneering campaigns, the Mimiko-led PDP is advised to repent from acts of violence, provocation and intimidation of the public. It must resist from inspiring and sponsoring actions leading to destruction of public peace and property.
“By the reason of the needless and irresponsible actions of today, the nation’s security agencies must be put on notice on the attitude and plans of the ruling government to the November elections.
“It is regrettable that before our very eyes, the government-backed PDP is making good its threat to forment civil crisis if its preferred candidate is not recognised by INEC in its final list released yesterday.”
The major opposition party in the state, APC, therefore enjoined the Inspector General of Police and other sister security agencies to scale up their preparedness for the oncoming elections. It warned that the morning shows the day.
“We also wish to respectfully call on all leaders of our society: our kabiyesis, religious leaders, the media, labour leaders, artisans, okada riders, the youths and other group leaderships to actively intervene by helping to secure peace and calm.
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