ADP, PDP trade words over ‘attack’ on members

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The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of unleashing terror on its members ahead of the July 14 governorship election.

The ADP claimed that its members are being attacked by “PDP thugs” at some voters’ registration centres.

ADP’s Publicity Secretary Eniola Eponlolaye said the attacks were aimed at intimidating them ahead of the poll.

Eponlolaye, in a statement yesterday, called on security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to bring the perpetrators to book.

He said: “We call on INEC officials and the law enforcement agents to deal decisively with whoever is behind these unpatriotic activities.

“All members and supporters of ADP are implored to remain calm by not taking laws into their hands, as efforts are on to arrest the situation.”

But the PDP denied the allegation, describing its members as law-abiding citizens.

The Publicity Secretary, Jackson Adebayo, described the allegation as a “joke taken too far which should not be believed by right-thinking people”.

Adebayo said: “PDP would never harass any opposition member as our members are most peaceful and law abiding.

“Not even the main opposition party, APC, can accuse us of harassing its members, let alone an inconsequential party like ADP.”

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