The Peoples Democratic Party has written to President Muhammadu Buhari to caution Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for allegedly causing violence across the state.
This was contained in an open letter addressed to the President which was signed by the state PDP Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kennedy Peretei, on Wednesday.
The opposition party in the state also accused security agencies in the state of coniving with the incumbent governor.
It warned that if care is not taken there will be genocide in the state.
“We believe that there is complicity involving even the Inspector General of Police and some service chiefs. Anywhere Akeredolu goes to campaign, about five or six buses loaded with political thugs, wielding guns accompany him. Only on Tuesday, September 22, these thugs unleashed violence on the people during Akeredolu’s campaign in Idanre.
“The story has been the same anywhere he goes, be it Akure or Ondo town. If care is not taken, there will be genocide in Ondo State,” the letter read.
APC through its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Alex Kalejaiye, however, denied the allegation, saying it has no reason to engage in or encourage thuggery.
“Violence and thuggery are not in the character of the ruling party. It is astonishing to hear the PDP accusing the ruling party of promoting a do-or-die approach to election, which is actually their second name,” it said.
The state gubernatorial election is scheduled to hold on October 10.