AKURE—Ondo State Chapter of Labour Party, LP, weekend lashes out at the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, over what it described as false alarm over allegations that LP members disrupted its elders meeting last week.
ACN had last week, alleged that people suspected to be loyal to LP disrupted its Elders’ Forum in Akure, the state capital.
But in its reaction, LP described the allegation as not only laughable but one made by the ACN to score cheap point for obvious political reasons.
In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr Koye Odogiyan, the ruling party noted that the scenario smacks of surreptitious attempt to seek attention by pinning a spurious allegation on LP.
He said, “while we are at loss by what ACN intends to gain by their wolf cry that we sent people to disrupt their so-called elders meeting , it is crystal clear that they have begun the process of pinning their imminent failure in the forthcoming October 20 polls on us.
“We had in the past week raised alarm of their desperation to foment trouble, including assassination and surreptitiously pin it on Labour Party in their bid to garner sympathy from the people. But we are gratified by the continued show of solidarity by the good people of Ondo State for the Dr Olusegun Mimiko- led government, which had continued to make Ondo State a cynosure of all eyes, an oasis of sorts in a dessert, now frequented by all, the statement added”.
“And, given our antecedent in LP and as a government, we are known for peaceful co-existence with other political parties until ACN came up with their do-or-die politics of their phantom South-Western integration and insist that at all cost, Ondo State must fall to their rampaging army of occupation.
“This they started this with their infamous take over of late Pa Adebayo Adefarati’s anniversary earlier in the year when they unleashed mayhem on guests only to pin it on the ruling Labour Party in Ondo State. What a cheap propaganda and it will not fly in Ondo State. Never again will we be ruled by foreigners, who neither know us nor love us but are merely interested in our collective wealth,” he added.