The Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has launched verbal attacks against Governor Dapo Abiodun.
The main opposition accused the Governor of inciting political violence across the State with his comments at the campaign rallies of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement, the party’s Publicity Secretary, Akinloye Bankole, claimed that the “Governor’s words of deliberate incitement has enabled destruction of banners, posters and several other campaign materials of the PDP candidates in the areas visited by the governor since the inception of the local government election campaign.”
The PDP, in its statement said: “We have noted with great worry that the public conduct of the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun in recent times, is such that has emboldened a reign of calculated terror and public chaos. This is evident during the ongoing campaign tours of Mr Governor to LG areas for the upcoming LG election where members of the APC go about in public glare to destroy PDP’s campaign materials on sight.
“We wish to make it abundantly clear to the public that it is the unguarded vituperation of Mr Governor, a supposedly democratically elected governor, that there is no other political party available anywhere in Ogun State that provided the needed tonic for these senseless attacks on our party.
“As a politically responsive political party, that enjoys unending tradition of topnotch decent political conducts, we hold that Mr Governor’s words of deliberate incitement has enabled destruction of our party properties, campaign banners, campaign posters and several other campaign materials of our candidates, not only in Isara or Sagamu but everywhere the governor has visited so far.
“While our party condemns, in strong terms, the spirit of Intolerance as being exhibited by Mr Governor, we ought to remind him and members of his sinking ship that they do not own monopoly of violence but, unlike them, PDP is properly guarded by every dictate of peace, civility and tranquility. These are the hallmarks of a truly people’s political organisation