Ekiti guber: ADP, PDP in war of words over alleged harassment


The Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Ekiti State and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the weekend exchanged verbal invectives over alleged harassment of persons suspected to be members of the ADP.

While the ADP is accusing members of the PDP of attacking its members with the aim of intimidating them ahead of the forthcoming July 14 governorship poll, Publicity Secretary to the PDP in Ekiti, Jackson Adebayo described the allegation as a joke and falsehood carried too far.

He said: “PDP would never harass any opposition member as our members are most peaceful and law abiding.

“Not even the main opposition party, APC can accuse any member of PDP of harassing its member, let alone an inconsequential party like ADP”.

Publicity Secretary of ADP, Chief Eniola Eponlolaye, in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday, said: “It has been reported by members of our party that some agents of the ruling party in the state have started attacking and intimidating people suspected to be members of other political parties at the on-going voter’s registration centres, thereby depriving members of the public from participating in the registration exercise.”

Describing the alleged attack as act of barbarism, Eponpolaye said the development was highly deplorable.

“We hereby call on INEC officials and the law enforcement agents to deal decisively with whoever is behind these unpatriotic activities in the state. All members and supporters of ADP in the state are hereby implored to remain calm by not taking law into their hands as efforts are in top gear to arrest the ugly situation, ” he alleged.

Speaking further, the spokesman denied the rumour making the round in the state that ADP governorship aspirant, Otunba Segun Adewale may not contest the Ekiti election.

“The insinuations from the ruling party in the state that Otunba Segun Adewale is not contesting in the forthcoming governorship election of 2018 is false, wicked, mischievous and a mere political propaganda emanating from the jittery camp of political gladiators threatened by the soaring popularity of our aspirant – Otunba Segun Adewale who has volunteered to pay from his private purse three months salary arrears to all the civil servants in Ekiti state devastated by unpaid eight months salary arrears by the present dictatorial government marauding herself as friend of the masses,”.
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