By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The Deputy Governor and candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Agboola Ajayi has alleged plans by Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, and senior members of his cabinet to attack him in the northern part of the state.
The Deputy Governor disclosed that the state governor is planning to use machinery of political thugs and rented mob to attack him as the state’s guber election draws near.
Agboola, who made this known to journalists on Saturday in a statement signed by his media Aide, Allen Sowore said the latest episode is part of series of orchestrated plan to unleash terror on perceived opponents in the state.
According to the statement, “These attacks which started last week at Supare-Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area, continued unabated on 30th August, 2020, at Akungba Akoko, where a planned ZLP ward meeting to receive new members was disrupted and members in attendance were injured by thugs loyal to the APC and Mr Governor.
“Moreover, it was also said that on 3rd September, 2020, in Owo town, the headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of the state, thugs loyal to Mr Governor and his party, APC, unleashed terror on members of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) leaving many people injured during Isaipen Ward 8 meeting at Oke-Ogun Stadium.
“By this press statement, the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu and Director General of the State Security Services, Yusuf Magaji Bichi are hereby notified of the ugly trend of violence ochestrated by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu SAN as already confessed by one of its chieftains – Isaac Kekemeke in a video that had since gone viral”
“Mr Governor’s actions are being instigated by intelligent reports available to him that the good people of Ondo State have completely rejected his reelection bid; hence his desperation and resolve to violence as the only means”
“Liberal government and democracy survive on the voluntary decision of the people. No amount of coercion and browbeating can stop the collective decision of a people committed to breaking free from virulent familitocracy and bad governance in Ondo State”