‘PDP planning to stone Buhari in Ondo’

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The Buhari Campaign Co-ordinator for Ondo State, Mr. Ife Oyedele, has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party in the state is plotting to organise youths to attack the convoy of Maj.-Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), the presidential candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress, during his campaign in Akure on Saturday (tomorrow).

Oyedele, at a conference organised by the Muhammadu Buhari Legacy Foundation, an NGO rallying support for Buhari, in Akure on Thursday, said the PDP plot was to serve as retaliation for the attack on the convoy of President Goodluck Jonathan in Katsina on Tuesday.

He said, “The PDP is organising thugs to stone our convoy on Saturday. They are recruiting thugs that will be throwing stones at General Buhari, just to give the impression that he is not loved by the people of the state.

“But we shall resist it. We have also petitioned the commissioner of police in the state on this.

“We expect the security agencies to do what they are paid to do.”

Also, the Coordinator of the Buhari Legacy Foundation, Chief Kolawole James, said the foundation was committed to complementing the efforts of the APC in the state to ensure that Buhari emerged the country’s president during the next month’s election.

He noted that Buhari remained a credible candidate, dedicated to bringing the desired change to Nigeria and the people of Ondo State.

Responding, the state chapter of the PDP refuted the allegation, saying the party represented civility and decency.

Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Ondo State, Banji Okunomo, said, “The PDP is a very decent party. President Goodluck Jonathan represents civility and conducts his affairs in a peaceful manner.

“We cannot toe the line of the animalistic tendencies of some people as shown in the incident in Katsina.

“Our members will never do such a thing, and there are people who will do it on Saturday, please do not attribute it to PDP members because PDP members will never do that.”

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