Ondo Poll: PDP, Fayose, Jegede, promoting violence in Ondo – Adetimehin
The Deputy Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, has raised the alarm over an alleged plan by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to foment trouble during and after the November 26 governorship election in the state.
Adetimehin said it is clear that the PDP has accepted defeat but only looking for ways to create crisis in the state.
He was reacting to a statement credited to PDP Ahmed Markafi-led faction governorship candidate in the state, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN and the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, during the recent PDP campaign in Akure, the state capital.
According to Adetimehin, who is also the Chairman Campaign Organization of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, the two PDP chieftains were fanning the ember of crisis in the state.
He alleged that PDP is indirectly encouraging their members, particularly the youths to go violent if their party loses.
Adetimehin described Fayose’s statement that the event of 1983 will re-occur in the state if the PDP fails as threatening and alarming to the people of the sunshine state.
He wondered why Jegede, who he claimed used the word, “no gentlemen approach on the election,” would asked the youths to raise their hands.
He asked if the purpose was to encourage the youths to take up arms if by November 26, the PDP loses?
He charged security operatives to caution the PDP leaders over their utterances, saying that utterances may lead to crisis.
He also warned Fayose not spite trouble in Ondo state, saying he is expecting the Ekiti state governor to be more concerned on how to refund the N4.745billion he allegedly got from the office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dakusi through the former Minister of Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.