By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Contrary to the desperation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to smear the image of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, and that of the state Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, the ruling party has said it has no reason to mobilise thugs to the venue of the governorship tribunal sitting in Akure.
A statement made available to WESTERN POST on Tuesday by the party’s Publicity Secretary Alex Kalejaye said the APC in Ondo State had an unequalled disposition to peaceful conduct and approach to issues, and therefore would not promote nor condone thuggery for whatever gains.
According to him “Like other stakeholders in the election petition tribunal, APC stalwarts, in their most decent and dignified manner came to the court, to listen to the proceedings.
“We were, however, dismayed to see avoidable rowdiness among people that were struggling to enter the court premises.
“To the best of our knowledge, the desperation gave room for the clash.
“We are of the strong opinion that political parties and other stakeholders should caution their sympathisers against unruly display throughout the legal process”
“It is rather preposterous for anyone to hold APC responsible for such indecent and aggressive attitude.
“We wish to affirm our confidence in the tribunal to dispense justice, and would therefore have no reason to encourage violent disposition, under whatever guise. Our candidate is unperturbed about the process.
“At the end of the legal exercise, the tribunal’s decision would be informed by facts, and convictions, and not on account of thuggery and violent displays.”