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Ondo 2020: Ondo PDP asks Buhari to call Akeredolu

By Maria Ifafesobi
The main opposition party in Ondo State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to order over incessant violence in the state.
PDP alleged that the governor is responsible for the recent violence outbreak in Ondo State. It also accused security agencies in the states of compromising its standards and conspiring with the governor to carry out these acts.
This was made known by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kennedy Peretei in an open letter addressed to the President in Akure the state capital.
The letter read, “We believe that there is complicity involving even the Inspector General of Police and some service chiefs. Anywhere Akeredolu goes to campaign, about five or six buses loaded with political thugs, wielding guns accompany him. Only on Tuesday, September 22, these thugs unleashed violence on the people during Akeredolu’s campaign in Idanre.
“The story has been the same anywhere he goes, be it Akure or Ondo town. If care is not taken, there will be genocide in Ondo State.”
However, the All Progressive Congress (APC) state Publicity Secretary, Mr. Alex Kalejaiye, has denied the allegations, accusing the PDP of promoting violence and thuggery in the state.
Mr. Kalejaiye said, “The APC wishes to say that it has no reason whatsoever to engage in or encourage thuggery. Violence and thuggery are not in the character of the ruling party. 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 PDP leaders is responsible for the bulk of crises recorded so far in the state. The so-called ‘Akure Agenda’, because its candidate is from Akure, explains why the members from the capital have severally launched unprovoked attacks on our members.
“The party would transform the fortunes of the region.”
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