Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of plotting to disrupt his campaign.
This was made known In a statement issued on his behalf by his campaign organisation.
The governorship candidate alleged that the plan was in connivance with the state government.
He said the plot involves thugs posing as APC supporters “unleashing violence” in the state.
“We wish to alert the general public to intelligence report that the Kwara PDP, in connivance with the state government, plans to bring thugs with dangerous weapons into the state to disrupt the peaceful electioneering campaign of Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, the APC candidate,” the statement read.
“The plot involves thugs masquerading as APC supporters, wearing shirts and vests branded with APC logo and name of the candidate, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, to give the impression that APC supporters are responsible for whatever evil acts they may commit.
“They also plot to flood the town with machetes branded with the name of the candidate to unleash violence on the state so as to portray the APC and its candidate in a bad light.
“We have resisted the temptation to dismiss these reports as mere distraction common during electioneering.
“However, we are mindful of the antecedents of PDP and its sponsors in Kwara State. We recall that similar underhand tactics were used in the past – especially from 2003 through 2011 – to portray their opponents as violent, whereas they, indeed, were the ones who plotted all the evil.
“Our party and candidate are irrevocably committed to the sanctity of human life and property. We are committed to the social, economic and political uplift of the good people of Kwara State through decent and peaceful electioneering campaign, believing it is the acceptable route to secure a brighter future for our people. This is why we say O To Gé (enough is enough) to crippling poverty and underdevelopment in Kwara State.
“We therefore urge the security agencies to do everything to abort this plot to unleash violence on the people of our state.”