The All Progressive Congress in Ondo State has said that violence and act of thuggery is not a character of its party, hence, it would need no thugs or guns to win the forthcoming governorship elections in the state.
According to the ruling party in a statement issued on Wednesday, September 23 through spokesperson for the party in Ondo state, Mr Alex Kalejaye, its flag bearer in the coming governorship election, Rotimi Akeredolu, will never be associate with thugery and violence to emerge victorious in the polls.
APC stated that it was aware of an “uncoordinated blackmail” from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Zenith Labour Party ahead of the governorship election in the state on October 10.
“We neither need guns nor cutlasses to do this,” the party boasted.
The statement reads further: “The governor of the state and APC flagbearer, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, will never be a man to go about with thugs, guns or be a party to violence of whatever colouration.”
“Violence and thuggery are not in the character of the APC. It is astonishing to hear the PDP accused the ruling party of promoting a do-or-die approach to the election, which is actually their second name.
“The desperation of the PDP leaders is responsible for the bulk of crises recorded so far in the state.”
Speaking about alleged violence attacks by the party during party campaigns, the ruling party said, “The APC also has it on good authority that the unannounced alliance between the PDP and Zenith Labour Party is geared towards constant creation of a semblance of attacks on each other and blame the ruling party for same.”
While urging security agencies in the state to do their job, the APC charged the police to be ruthless on any political party planning to disrupt the election.
Meanwhile, PDP flag bearer in the Ondo State governorship election, Jegede has revealed why he did not chose the deputy governor of the state, Agboola, as his running mate.
Source: Naija News