Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has accused Hon. Omolafe Adedayo, of being behind the recent violent clash between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Omolafe, popularly known as “expensive”, is a PDP lawmaker representing Akure South/Akure North Constituency of Ondo State at the House of Representatives.
Recall that supporters of the two political parties had recently clashed on Saturday and Sunday at the popular Oba Nla area of the state.
Speaking on Sunday in a statement by the spokesperson for his campaign organisation, Olabode Richard Olatunde, Akeredolu said, “The thugs launched attacks on anyone seen with APC branded items like clothes and caps, as well as taxi drivers with Akeredolu stickers on their vehicles at Obanle in Akure last night.
“The Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organisation is shocked by this latest reign of violence, wherein some PDP leaders, in a brazen display of wickedness and barbarism, supervised attacks on members and supporters of APC at the Obanla junction in Akure metropolis.
“We note that Oba-nla junction is the political base of some PDP chieftains, like the member of House of Representatives, representing Akure South/Akure North Constituency, Adedayo Omolafe, popularly called Expensive.
“Therefore, the source of this latest wave of thuggery and violence should not be far-fetched.
“We know that the popularity of the APC candidate, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has become a source of worry to the PDP.
“But rather than seeking legitimate means to shore up support, the party is bent on decimating the overwhelming and massive support that the APC is enjoying across the state, ahead of Saturday’s governorship election.
“It is unfortunate that the PDP continues to move on this path of perdition despite several appeals. Our charge to security agents to stop the party from turning our dear state into a theatre of war in the name of election suffices and shall be sustained. This is to underscore our resolve not to seek self-help as we inch towards the election day.”
Source: Naija News