Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has warned the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate against the use of thugs to rig the upcoming October 10th election.
Naija News learnt Akeredolu, who spoke through his Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, said it was unacceptable and unimaginable that politicians would want to use violence to achieve personal aims. He said he received credible reports that there was threat to lives and property during the PDP primary election held last Wednesday.
He alleged that the violence and thuggery, which characterised PDP’s primaries whereby part of the venue, the Dome, was destroyed, would no longer be tolerated.
He said his administration was disturbed and appealed to the PDP to exercise restraint in the deployment of violence and thuggery.
The governor said he would not hesitate to deploy the full weight of the law to protect the citizens.
The governor said: “As a responsible government, we are appealing to politicians to eschew violence because what we witnessed on the day of the PDP primary still remains unacceptable to us. Our administration will not tolerate such any longer.
“We are appealing to the people not to repeat events of 1983 as some people have threatened. We don’t want to go back to that period.
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