A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ibadan North West Local Government, Mr Toyese Oladejo, has condemned those accusing the Party and its Governorship Candidate, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, of having anything to do with the pockets of violence that have rocked some of the political rallies in Oyo state.
Oladejo, in a statement issued in Iseyin at the continuation of the party’s state wide campaign, maintained that the State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and the Governorship candidate, Chief Adebayo Adelabu are peace lovers who would not tolerate acts of brigandage.
He averred that the politically motivated violence in some of the party’s rallies were masterminded by the opposition, who he said are hideously jealous of the rousing acceptance enjoyed by the APC at their rallies.
“It is crystal clear that the skirmishes at some of our rallies were caused by our opponents who were surprised by the mammoth crowd that always thronged our rallies at the shortest possible times. It is not rational and illogical for our party to cause crisis where we are the one holding rallies”, he insisted.
“Moreover, it is the APC that brought the celebrated peace into Oyo state by stopping this same acts of brigandage and violence that was a staple in our cities before. So, where is the logic in bringing it back. The opposituon are just hideously jealous”, Oladejo stressed.
The Party Chieftain stated further that while the APC was busy campaigning vigorously for votes across the state, the opposition were engaging in unwarranted blackmailing and rumour mongering.
He, therefore, urged the electorate and the general public to disregard the allegation, stressing that they are only afraid of imminent huge electoral loss.
Oladejo further called on the electoral umpire, INEC, to conduct free and fair polls saying ‘the APC believes in “credible polls”.