By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
Following the arrest of some people suspected to be political boys with over 500 Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) in Ogbomoso on Saturday, the Akala/Alli Campaign Organization has urged the Police in Oyo State to ensure that those apprehended are brought to book.
The Director-General of the campaign organization, Dr. Kola Balogun, made the urge while briefing newsmen in Ibadan on the development.
According to him, it was obvious that Labour Party’s opposition in both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are seriously jittery about the coming governorship election in the state, adding that, that was why they were desperately looking for means of manipulating and causing mayhem in Alao-Akala’s stronghold.
He added that they knew the people of Ogbomoso would never vote for any other party than Labour Party, of which Akala is the governorship candidate, and that was why they were looking for the possible ways of disenfranchising the people by collecting their cards through fraudulent means.
Balogun then used the medium to commend the courage of residents of the area in exposing the culprits. He also warned politicians, especially members of LP, to be vigilant and report any unholy activities of the opposition that may be aimed at preventing free, fair and credible election come April 11 governorship poll in the state.
Similarly, the DG frowned on the attack on members of the party in recent time, especially the attack on Hon. Olatunji Olumide Akinbiyi, a House of Assembly candidate in Afijio Local Government.
He called on security operatives to fish out the culprits behind the attack and bring them to justice to serve as a deterrent to others who might be nursing the ambition of attacking LP members in future.