The Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara state has accused the All Progressives Congress-led state government of making attempts to abduct and assassinate notable leaders of the party in the state.
According to the State Chairman of the party, Iyiola Oyedepo, who spoke to newsmen on Tuesday, the state government was sending hoodlums and assassins to trail the PDP leaders in what appears as a plot to eliminate them.
Oyedepo declared that many leaders of the state have been advised to seek refuge away from the state to protect themselves.
When contacted, the government of Kwara state vehemently denied the allegation, describing it as the figment of the imaginations of its purveyors.
While challenging the PDP to produce evidence to back up its claims, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abdulwahab Oba stated that the government was more concerned with making the state more economically-viable.
“What could have warranted us running after PDP in Kwara State? What is the strength of the party here? I think the leaders of the party should simply search their conscience and see if it is their past that is haunting them.
“In Kwara politics, it is the PDP that has the records of violence as showed in their last primary elections where dangerous weapons were freely used to settle political scores. On our side, it was an absolute peace.
“This is not time for politicking or raising of baseless allegations. They should form a credible opposition rather than crying wolf where there is none,” Oba stressed.
The PDP said the state government blamed the party for orchestrating the Sallah-day humiliation of some notable personalities in the state at the Eid prayer ground in Ilorin, a charge the party denies.