The Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Ondo State has accused opposition parties of unleashing thugs against its members.
Addressing reporters in Akure, the state capital, the Director-General, Olusola Oke Campaign Organisation (OOCO), Bola Ilori said AD members were recently attacked in Idanre, Ose, Ikare, Ondo and some other places by thugs of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Ilori, a former Special Adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola said “arising from the intimidating profile of AD candidate, Olusola Oke and the growing membership of the party, we have discovered that the citizenry are yet confronted with a dying ruling party in the state willing to descend to the lowest in order to win the coming election.
“We have uncovered the wicked synergy between highly placed persons in APC and PDP within and outside the state to raise spurious allegations against the flagship of the AD, Oke, these allegations, according to their plans would bother on alleged and imaginary cases of financial impropriety.
“The weapons of state are to be deployed in making sure that the image of our candidate is brought to disrepute through the procurement of the service of a notable media house to do this hatchet job for them which is nothing but an attempt at keeping opposition at bay”.
On the report that some members in Prof. Ajayi Boroffice’s camp have decided to work for the APC candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu, Ilori said AD was unperturbed.
He added that an AD administration would revive Olokola Project, focus on wealth creation, rural integration, sustainable education system, enhanced workers welfare and improved health services among others.
The APC candidate last weekend appealed to party members to support him to win the forthcoming election.