APC DEMANDS PROBE INTO VIOLENCE IN IPERU

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PRESS STATEMENT

Our attention has just been drawn to the white lie linking the governorship candidate of our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Dapo Abiodun, to the reported violence that erupted Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in Iperu town in Ikene Local Government Area of Ogun State.

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Our party and its governorship candidate, as well as our teeming supporters were in Yewa South LG today in continuation of our peaceful campaign. We were not in anyway, directly or indirectly, linked to any violence either in Iperu or any part of Ogun State.

For anyone to link our party and candidate to the condemnable violence in Iperu, not only confirmed our previous alarm on planned smear campaign against Prince Dapo Abiodun, but also underlined the desperation to just hang anything on our candidate in order to tarnish his popular image and growing acceptance by the people of Ogun, especially with the national outcry that has greeted the devilish attack on our crowd of supporters in Odogbolu last Saturday.

We want to place on record that, immediately the information on the violence got to our candidate while he was campaigning in Ajilete, Yewa South LG, he quickly put a telephone call to the Ogun State Police Commissioner, who promised to send reinforcement to the scene.

Our campaign team was also attacked Wednesday in Iwoye, Yewa South LG, where one of our supporters was macheted on the head. We urge the security agents to fish out the culprits behind these incidences of violence.

We want to reiterate our commitment to peaceful electioneering and the position of our candidate that his ambition to be governor of Ogun State is not worth the blood of anyone.

E-signed:
Tunde Oladunjoye
Publicity Secretary
APC Ogun Executive Caretaker Committee

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