Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has cautioned security agencies.
Makinde is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP National Campaign Council.
Makinde vowed that the party would prevent the All Progressives Congress, APC from using violence to truncate the will of the people.
He spoke after a meeting with the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG deployed for the election and the Commissioner of Police.
Makinde appealed to PDP supporters to remain resolute in their preparedness to vote en-masse for Eyitayo Jegede, the governorship candidate.
He advised security agencies to be neutral and expressed confidence that the APC would be sent out of the Government House in Alagbaka on Saturday.
In a statement by his spokesman, Taiwo Adisa, Makinde said the PDP and its flagbearer have been working hard to convince the electorate on their programmes.
He pointed out that the Governor Rotimi Akeredolu administration has brought hardship upon the people.
The governor added that the ruling party has shown desperation to retain the state despite its failures.
Makinde vowed that PDP would not sit idly and watch the APC harass the electorate.
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He insisted that the opposition and Jegede have run an issue-based campaign.
“The APC led administration has brought their characteristic pain and suffering upon the people of Ondo State. And the people have decided it is time for them to go. However, we have noticed how in the past few weeks, our supporters have become targets of violent attacks from APC thugs,” he said.
In his words, Makinde commended the Police for providing security for Jegede.
“History and posterity have never been kind to anyone who allowed themselves to be used as a tool for injustice. We urge you to read the mood of the people and act accordingly. Politicians may come and go, but the people will always remain. Remember, the world is watching”, he told the AIG and the CP.