By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Ahead of the gubernatorial election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has uncovered plan by other political parties to employ crude means to destroy the image of the party.
The publicity secretary of the party, Alex Kalejaye, in a statement made available to Western Post on Wednesday said the unholy alliance is informed by the fact parties perceive in APC a common enemy because they are jittery over the rising profile of the ruling party on account of performance.
According to him, “To achieve this, it was further gathered that, the parties were to lay at the doorstep of the ruling party all forms of violence and acts of thuggery that would be carried out by their sponsored agents.
“The APC called on security agencies to be vigilant, and ensure that perpetrators of any form of destructive acts, and violations of positive conducts are handled with all seriousness.
“As a responsible and responsive political organisation, the APC appreciates and committed to peaceful campaigns and rancour-free gubernatorial election. The party abhors anything that could inflict pains on the good people of the State.
“The APC encourages other parties to tow the path of peace, and caution their members to discard untoward attitude of hooliganism and recklessness in their operations.
“Political leaders will do well to avoid making inflammatory statements that are capable of spurring the followers in unjustifiable and uncivilized actions.
“The best way to win over the electorate is to sell programmes of various parties, convince them of ability to deliver on campaign promises, and appeal for their understanding and support.
“The APC crave genuine development of the State, through massive infrastructure boosting, and industrialization. The uncommon intervention in Agriculture sector would be sustained.”