- Ajayi Agboola has accused the APC of attacking campaign offices of other candidates in the coming Ondo election
- The deputy governor says the APC mobilised thugs to attack his campaign office
- However, the Ondo APC has denied any knowledge of the attack
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has been accused of attacking the campaign office of the deputy governor of Ondo state, Ajayi Agboola in Akure, the state capital.
Agboola is contesting for the position of the Ondo state chief executive under the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), having failed to get the ticket of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The governorship candidate further alleged that the ruling party mobilized thugs to attack the campaign office and were out to cause mayhem before the election, The Nation reports.
Kola Ademujimi, the director-general of ZLP campaign organisation, and Gbenga Adeyoriju, a security personnel attached to the secretariat revealed this.
Adeyoriju narrating the incident alleged that the five thugs in a vehicle branded with APC on it came at night and shot into the air.
He also alleged that the billboard and other valuables on the secretariat were knocked down by the unidentified thugs.
The security personnel went on to note that the attackers pulled down the billboard in front of the campaign office using the bu*t of their guns and threatened to kill him and his colleague if they tried to stop them.
Agboola's campaign director-general added that the attacks on campaign offices of other Ondo candidates were becoming worrisome.
Alex Kalejaiye, the spokesman for Ondo APC in reaction to the allegations said the party had no reason to encourage thuggery ahead of the state governorship election.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the deputy governor of Ondo state accused his boss, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of frustrating his gubernatorial campaign.
In a statement issued by his spokesman, Allen Sowore, the deputy governor said his party was denied access to using a government facility to flag off his campaign.
Part of the statement read: “Let be it known that the Zenith Labour Party applied for the usage of the M.K.O Abiola democracy park, Akure to flag off its campaign rally.
In a related development, the governorship candidate of the PDP, Eyitayo Jegede, has spoken after the clash between members of his party and the APC on Wednesday, September 16.
Jegede claimed the clash which happened in Oba Akoko, Akoko South West local government, was as an assassination attempt on his life.
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