The All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship
candidate, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN Campaign
team has called on the Inspector General of Police
(IGP), Ibrahim Idris and other security operatives to
provide security for Ondo state ahead of the
November 26, governorship poll.
Akeredolu, who spoke through one of his media
aides, Mr. Kunlle Adebayo, lamented that the
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has allowed its
internal crisis to lead to violence in the state.
He accused Governor Olusegun Mimiko of making
threat statement following the non-inclusion of his
anointed candidate in the final list of the
Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,
released on Thursday.
Akeredolu called on all stakeholders in the state
including: Kabiyesis, religious leaders, the media,
labour leaders, artisans, Okada riders, the youths
and other group leadership to actively intervene by
helping to secure peace and calm in the state.
The statement reads, “The Akeredolu Campaign
platform notes with concerns the tension and
anxiety generated in the state by the final list of
governorship candidates published by INEC
“We have also noted with regrets today the release
of violence, wanton disruption of public peace,
commerce and rights of free movement of citizen,
by the government backed faction of the PDP and
“In this particular circumstance, it is well known
that the ugly situation we are witnessing today in
Akure is the official reaction of PDP to yesterday’s
court ruling concerning the matter of their
“While we recognize the fact that the choice of
candidates remains an internal matter of the PDP,
we are also disappointed and outraged that the
public, particularly the electorates and innocent
citizens are now being subjected to unwarranted
threats and embarrassment by the PDP due to its
inability to govern its affairs decently.