Oni decries destruction of billboards, posters on Ekiti State guber election
Urges IGP to forestall anarchy
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in the June 18 governorship election in Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni, has deplored the spate of attacks on members of the party and the destruction of his campaign posters by political thugs.
Director of Media, Segun Oni Campaign Organisation (SOCO), Jackson Adebayo, in a statement made available to journalists in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, said the latest attack on SDP posters and party members occurred in Ikole Local Council and parts of Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, particularly in Odo-Ado area of the town.
He urged the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba, to promptly act and stop the ongoing brigandage to forestall the total breakdown of law and order.
“We are making serious efforts to calm down supporters of the SDP because nobody has a monopoly of violence. However, efforts to restrain those being attacked by thugs from retaliating are getting to a breaking point.
“Only yesterday, some political thugs went on a rampage in Odo-Ado defacing Segun Oni and SDP’s posters. They went about attacking joints where they suspected Oni and SDP’s loyalists were seated, harassing innocent people.
“It was God that spared the lives of our supporters in Ikole when gun-wielding political thugs disrupted a mini-rally organised in honour of the SDP candidate by an Oni loyalist, Wande Durojaye, in Ward One of the local council,” the statement stated.