In a press statement issued on Thursday, by his Media Aide, Kayode Adeniyi, the senator representing Ondo North senatorial district, declared that he has no enemy to combat in the run up to the APC primary election and governorship election in Ondo State.
Adeniyi said: “Senator Boroffice shares cordial and fraternal relationship with virtually all governorship aspirants in the APC. They are united and committed to the congregated agenda of the long-suffering people of Ondo State to enthrone, via ballot, a progressive government that will truly work for them.
“However, it has become necessary to publicly appeal to our supporters to shun confrontation even in the face of provocations with supporters of other aspirants. On no ground, whether genuine or feeble, should our supporters assault, insult or abuse party leaders and governorship aspirants. We are a political family and it falls within constitutionally guaranteed rights for everyone to pursue political aspirations.
“While we salute the loyalty and fidelity demonstrated thus far by our supporters, we urge them to continue to work for party cohesion. Considering our towering numerical strength, we shall win the race.
“Our common enemy is the failing and fading administration led by the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State. The government has changed political clothing yet its condescending character and posture towards our people remain unchanged. Their camp is bleeding profusely and daily depleted yet they display confounding arrogance as if politics isn’t a game of number. The termination date for the tenants in the Government House keeps getting closer and nearer. We are eagerly waiting to sack the PDP through the ballot.
“The APC in Ondo State is waxing stronger everyday. Our strength lies in our unity and resolve to guide our activities with best democratic principles for the good of the people. The beauty of internal democracy as exemplified by our party is that everybody, irrespective of the tribe or faith, enjoys the freedom to show interest in public office unlike what is obtainable in the other party.
“Meanwhile, I wish to extend hands of solidarity to APC governorship aspirant, Dr. Segun Abraham over the unfortunate incident that trailed his visit to Iwaro-Oka, Akoko on Tuesday.
“Eventhough, preliminary reports have shown the pockets of violence perpetrated were triggered by the unwillingness of the aspirant to dole out largesse to a cheering group of suspected hoodlums after he had donated to some groups in the community, violence under any guise or premised on whatever condition is condemnable.
“Beyond mere rhetoric, all party leaders and governorship aspirants of our party must unite against political violence to guarantee that campaigns are violence-free and prevent overheating the political milieu in Ondo State.”