The Publicity Secretary of APC Caretaker Committee, Ogun state, Comrade Tunde Oladunjoye has condemned linking of the party to an attack on the Campaign train of APM governorship Candidate in Iperu in East Senatorial District of the state.
Oladunjoye in a Press release issued early this morning described it as a white lie linking the governorship candidate of our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Dapo Abiodun, to the reported violence that erupted today in Iperu town in Ikene Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The APC stated their party and its governorship candidate, as well as their teeming supporters were in Yewa South LG today in continuation of our peaceful campaign. “We were not in anyway, directly or indirectly, linked to any violence either in Iperu or any part of Ogun State wheresoever”, he stressed.
Oladunjoye said for anyone to link the ruling party and candidate to the condemnable violence in Iperu today, not only confirmed our previous alarm on planned smear campaign against Prince Dapo Abiodun, but also underlined the desperation to just hang anything on our candidate in order to tarnish his popular image and growing acceptance by the people of Ogun, especially with the national outcry that has greeted the devilish attack on our crowd of supporters in Odogbolu last Saturday.
“We want to place on record that, immediately the information on the violence got to our candidate while he was campaigning in Ajilete, Yewa South LG, he quickly put a telephone call to the Ogun State Police Commissioner, who promised to send reinforcement to the scene”.
APC Spokesman disclosed that their campaign team was also attacked today in Iwoye, Yewa South LG, where one of our supporters was macheted on the head. He therefore urged the security agents to fish out the culprits behind these incidences of violence.
“We want to reiterate our commitment to peaceful electioneering and the position of our candidate that his ambition to be governor of Ogun State is not worth the blood of anyone”, he assured.
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