By BASHIR ADEFAKA
Following the Thursday attack on members of the Oyo State opposition party, the Accord, by people purportedly sponsored by the state government, leaders of party have lampooned the state government and the ruling ACN for their denial of involvement in the violence. They accused the state ACN of intolerance of the opposition.
The party stalwarts, including the leader, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, who spoke to Sunday Vanguard during a meeting in Ibadan, yesterday, said the violence against their members and declaration programme was not the first. They accused the government and its party of resorting to mayhem to silence them because they were jittery by the progress of Accord.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi and his party immediately after the violence had denied their involvement in it even as the governor stressed that his administration would not hesitate to visit the full weight of the
law on anyone who breaches the peace of the state.
Ladoja wanted the governor to prove his innocence on the attack which happened at Olomi, Oluyole, saying perpetrators were escorted to the venue of the programme by two vehicles of the state government-controlled security outfit, Operation Burst.