The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has been drawn to the ranting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) claiming that ruling party financially influenced the voters during the House of Assembly election last Saturday.
A release by the
State Publicity Secretary, Alex Kalejaye says the allegation is not only fraudulent, baseless, and unfounded, but incongruous with the anti-corruption stance of the APC-led government.
To the leadership of the APC, every election is an opportunity to guage the party’s strength and popularity. This explains why we always ensure vigorous but peaceful campaigns; stating in unambiguous terms our plans and vision for the people.
The House of Assembly election on the 9th of March emphasised the fact that the good people of Ondo State still appreciate the APC as a party that cares for the genuine development of the State.
The election in the State was largely and reasonably fair and peaceful, except in a few local government areas.
In Idanre for example, the wife of a former Chief of Army Staff, turned the peaceful town to a theatre of war. The entire place was militarized in the interest of the PDP.
The result of the above was that members of APC were maimed, brutalized, harassed, intimidated, and scared away from performing a legitimate assignment.
We call on the military command to investigate the roles played by its officers before and during the House of Assembly election in Idanre, and ensure appropriate sanctions.
The APC will challenge the illegality perpetrated against its interest in Idanre and other places in the state, with a view to retrieving our stolen mandate.
We also encourage the PDP to grow up and quit the realm of bad losers. They should learn to accept defeat without sulking; and support the sincere efforts by the Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led government to enhance a solid economic growth in the State.