Barely 24 hours after a Peace accord was signed in Akure, the Ondo State capital, ahead of Saturday’s election, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) broke loose yesterday, and allegedly launched a fresh attack on members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the ruling party has confirmed to SUNSHINETRUTH.
According to Alex Kalejaye, Ondo APC Publicity Secretary, “the thugs were on the entourage of the youthful Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde, who came into the state with several trucks, loaded with fierce looking young men from Ibadan.
Kalejaye said, “the APC members attacked, mainly from Ilaje and Ondo West Local Government areas, were on their way to Akure, to attend the party’s grand finale.
“The incident happened around Owena market, in Ondo East Local Government, along Ondo-Akure Road.
“At least seven members of APC have been hospitalised in a private hospital in Ondo.
“The situation would have been worse, but for the quick intervention of a chieftain of APC from Ondo Kingdom, Chief Olabisi Johnson, and the Ondo East council boss, Hon. Wale Akinkuotu.
“The APC is distressed that Mr. Makinde has no regards for the peace accord that has just been signed by all the parties candidates, to ensure a rancour-free and peaceful conduct of the gubernatorial election.
“We urge President Muhammadu Buhari to call Mr. Makinde to order. We are preparing for an election in Ondo State, not war.
“We are not unaware of his unparalleled penchant for violence and thuggery. However, Political rascality, and disregard for decency are not part of out culture in Ondo State.
“We appeal to our members to put the interest of the State ahead, and promote every effort to ensure a smooth process. Our core desire is to encourage the electorate to be fully involved in the election on Saturday,” Kalejaye said.