The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Ondo West local govt has raised alarm over alleged plan orchestrated by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to carry out illegal arrest of Youth in Ondo City ahead of the general election in February 16, this year.
In a statement on Wednesday by a chieftain of the party and Director General of Campaign in Ondo West Local Government in Ondo State, Hon. Ifedayo Olugbenga Akinsoyinu, the PDP alleged that the meeting for the illegal arrest of youth in Ondo City is to pave way for rigging and manipulation of election results was held at the residence of a high ranking APC leader in Ondo West Local Government where the list was compiled.
Hon. Akinsoyinu called on the police and other security agencies to be professional in their conduct and not allow themselves to be used by politicians as instruments of oppression and electoral malpractices. This election will come and go and in the next few weeks, power will change hands in Nigeria. Nigerians have rejected the non performing APC already.
Civil Societies, Non Governmental Organisation and international communities should take note of this fact and caution the APC to desist from undemocratic acts that can truncate the peace of our communities.
“It should however be noted that impunity is the hallmark of the ruling APC everyone since they took over power from the PDP since 2015,” the statement added. if APC believes in popularity, they should make themselves available for a free, fair, transparent and credible election and stop intimidating other political parties, anything short of this is completely unacceptable.
This is because the Ondo West have already reached a consensus to vote out incompetence, hunger, nepotism, pretense and manifest lies which president Buhari and APC represent.
Akinjopo Festus Femi
Publicity Secretary and
Director, Media & Publicity
Ondo West Local Govt.