By DAYO JOHNSON
Akure – ONDO State Government, weekend, raised the alarm over alleged plans by an unnamed opposition party to sponsor violent attacks in the state, using hoodlums from neighbouring states, claiming that the said party had taken delivery of vests bearing Labour Party,LP, inscriptions to be used by their thugs.
According to Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, the government had uncovered plans by the opposition to step up its attacks against the ruling party as well as campaign of violence in the state, using an Akure-based radio station and a national newspaper.
The commissioner, in a statement in Akure, alleged that the opposition party had planned to continue inciting the public against the government by circulating false information and anti-government activities.
Akinmade claimed the “vests are to be worn by sponsored hoodlums whenever they are unleashing mayhem in the state to give the impression of a violent Labour Party.
“They claimed our supporters have been joining their party, but the truth came out last week when aspirants of the party who are already at each other’s neck accused one for false defection claims.
”This is the tradition in the party which they still intend to intensify as the October 20 election date draws near. They have sworn to capture Ondo State to enable them have unhindered access to the state’s treasury for personal gains but their plans will fail.”Vanguard Nigeria