- The Ondo APC has accused the military of unprofessionalism during the just concluded elections in some parts of the state
- The party called on the military command to investigate the roles played by its personnel during the polls
- The APC alleged that an entire town was militarised during the elections
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo has called on the military command to investigate the roles played by its personnel before and during the state House of Assembly election in Idanre local government area of the state.
The appeal was made in a statement by Mr Alex Kalejaye, the Ondo APC state spokesman, on Wednesday, March 13 in Akure.
His words: “In Idanre for instance, wife of a former Chief of Army Staff, turned the peaceful town to a theatre of war. The entire place was militarised.
“And as a result of this, members of APC were ma*med, brutalized, harassed, intimidated, and scared away from performing their legitimate assignment.
“It is, therefore, important for military command to investigate this target on our party members and ensure appropriate sanction to erring personnel.”
He added that the party would challenge the alleged illegality perpetrated in Idanre and other places in the state, “with a view to retrieving our stolen mandate.”
He enjoined the opposition parties in the state to learn to accept defeat without sulking; and support the sincere efforts to enhance a solid economic growth in the state.
He also refuted the claim of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the governing party financially influenced voters in the Saturday polls.
“The allegation is not only fraudulent, baseless and unfounded, it is incongruous with the anti-corruption stance of the APC-led government.
“To the leadership of the APC, every election is an opportunity to gauge the party’s strength and popularity; therefore, we ensure vigorous but peaceful campaigns, stating in unambiguous terms our plans and vision for the people,” he said.
Kalejaye added that the people of the state still appreciated the APC as a party that cares for the genuine development of the state.
He, however, commended all stakeholders for the conduct of the election, saying it was largely and reasonably fair and peaceful, except in a few local government areas.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom on Tuesday, March 12 called on security agencies to arrest the APC governorship candidate, Obong Nsima Ekere and Senator Godswill Akpabio for alleged electoral offences.
The party alleged that Ekere and Akpabio committed the offences during the governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday, March 9.
Akwa Ibom PDP publicity secretary, Ini Ememobong made the call during a press briefing at the party secretariat in Uyo, the state capital.
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