The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has uncovered plan by political parties including the PDP and ZLP to employ crude means to destroy the image of the party, ahead of the gubernatorial election.
Inna Press Statement, the Party’s state publicity secretary, Alex Kalejaye 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 APC, on account of performance.
“To achieve this, it was further gathered, 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.
Kalejaye said, “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.
He said “the APC encourages other parties 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 uncivilised 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 industrialisation. The uncommon intervention in Agriculture sector would be sustained,” Kalejaye said.