By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State on Monday declared that there was no plans by Governor Abiola Ajimobi to use fake police and NURTW members to cause unrest in the state during the March, 9 elections as been alleged by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
APC in statement maintained by its Publicity Secretary, in Oyo state, Dr AbdulAzeez Olatunde claimed that it was the PDP that was allegedly planning “election rigging and voting buying” in the gubernatorial election.
Dr Olatunde stressed that the PDP allegation against Governor Abiola Ajimobi was just “a figment of their puerile imagination and a product of hallucination.”, adding that PDP leaders should steer clear of Oyo state as the State’s funds cannot be used to fund the party (PDP).
“We wouldn’t have responded to PDP hallucinatory statements since the people know the party is synonymous with violence, maladministration, financial recklessness and mudslinging. With their rejection by Nigerians in the February 23 election, we assumed that they would have changed their ways. But like the saying goes, old habits die hard. The habit of PDP to peddle falsehood is their second nature. Their antics to get to Oyo seat of power will be another futile effort. The electorates know them, they know how they ruined the country’s economy and perpetrated a lot of violence in Oyo State and across the country.” he said.
Dr Olatunde added, “the allegation that Governor Ajimobi plans to use fake police and NURTW members to cause unrest is a figment of their puerile imagination and a product of hallucination. Everyone in this state knows that Ajimobi stands for peace and he will not trade it for anything”.
The APC Publicity Secretary added, “Nigerians cannot forget in a hurry the violent years of PDP and the ruins caused by the party which is gradually being salvaged by the APC administration of President Buhari.”
He then warned that APC would resist the election rigging and voting buying plans of the PDP in the gubernatorial election, as the party will not allow PDP to turn Oyo State into a macro finance bank.
“The peace currently being enjoyed in Oyo State was elusive during the ruling years of PDP. It is only PDP that will lay the foundation of peace and destroy same with its hands. The present administration in the state is people oriented and it has vowed to sustain peace, safety and security that is bringing evident development, growth and progress to Oyo State.”