AHEAD of the June 21 gubernatorial contest in Ekiti State, the Labour Party has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state of allegedly attacking its campaign train in Ilawe and Iye Ekiti over the weekend.
In a statement by the partyâ€™s media and publicity Secretary, Bolanle Olatunde-Bruce alleged that â€œthe campaign train of the Labour Party was attacked in Isan, Iye and Ilawe Ekiti respectively over the weekend.â€
She explained that â€œlive ammunitions, matchets, axes and stones were freely used in attacking faithful party members who were peacefully campaigning for Hon. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele of the Labour Party. In Isan Ekiti, the home town of the outgoing governor, our campaign bus was shattered and battered, same at Ilawe Ekiti, the hometown of the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Yemi Adaramodu. In Iye Ekiti in the Ilejemeje Local Government, one of our youth leaders was machetted and had to be hospitalized.â€
Further, the partyâ€™s spokesperson called on security agencies to call the APC to order saying â€œno one has the monopoly of violence.â€
She warned that â€œwe will not fold our arms and watch our members and supporters being frightened, injured and maimed. We will remain law abiding but will protect our members in the face of provocation. We are determined to put an end to the partyâ€™s reign of terror in Ekiti through democratic and social means and will not in any way succumb to any form of blackmail or intimidation. We say enough is enough to APCâ€™s reign of terror in Ekiti.â€
In its reaction, the Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organization refuted the claims made by the Labour Party saying there is no iota of truth in the allegations.