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APC: We Don’t Need Thugs, Guns To Win Ondo Governorship Election

Valentine Chinyem

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Ahead of the Ondo governorship election, the All Progressives Congress, has dissociated itself from any violence, during the election, saying it does not need thugs or guns to win elections in the state.

In a statement issued on Wednesday by the spokesperson for the APC in the state, Mr Alex Kalejaye, the party is aware of an “uncoordinated blackmail” from opposition parties, Peoples Democratic Party and Zenith Labour Party, ahead of the governorship election in the state on October 10.

He said, “We neither need guns nor cutlasses to do this.

“The governor of the state and APC flagbearer, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, will never be a man to go about with thugs, guns or be a party to violence of whatever colouration.

“Violence and thuggery are not in the character of the APC. It is astonishing to hear the PDP accused the ruling party of promoting a do-or-die approach to the election, which is actually their second name.

“The desperation of the PDP leaders is responsible for the bulk of crises recorded so far in the state.

“The APC also has it on good authority that the unannounced alliance between the PDP and Zenith Labour Party is geared towards constant creation of a semblance of attacks on each other and blame the ruling party for same.”

The APC further uged security agencies in the state to do their jobs by being ruthless on any political party planning to disrupt the election.