The Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the arrest of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Isaacs Kekemeke.
A video emerged online of Kekemeke purpotedly threatening to use members of the road transport unions and federal might during the October 10, Ondo governorship election.
Speaking to newsmen in Akure, State Chairman of the PDP, Mr Fatai Adams, disclosed that the opposition has sent petitions to all security agencies in the state asking for the arrest of Kekemeke.
According to Adams, Kekemeke’s statement ‘was careless, very reckless and unbecoming of a man who parades himself as a lawyer.
He said: “There is this viral video where one Isaacs Kekemeke, former chairman of APC in Ondo State openly admitted that APC thugs sponsored by Akeredolu were responsible for destroying campaign billboards and posters of Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, the PDP standard-bearer.
“He also confessed that the NURTW will be mobilized with arms and ammunition to rig the election in favour of APC. He admitted in like manner that Federal Might (whatever that means) will be brought to bear on the elections in Ondo State.
“We are very surprised that up till now, the security agencies have not apprehended D.I. Kekemeke to answer for his utterances that are capable of precipitating crisis and setting Ondo State on fire ahead of the gubernatorial election in the state.
“We’ve sent letters to security agencies this morning (Monday). The security agencies are representatives of Mr. President and we believe through this, he will intervene.
“We are doing this to guarantee free and fair election in the state during the forthcoming gubernatorial election on October 10, 2020.
“PDP is law-abiding and ready to play the game according to the rule. We believe the security agencies will be able to handle this.”