Call for charms: Aregbesola inviting violence – Akinbade

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The Labour Party governorship candidate in the August 9  gubernatorial election in Osun , Mr. Fatai Akinbade has described the call by the governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, for the use of charms by at the coming polls as a direct invitation to .

While Aregbesola had at a in Ikire, Irewole Local Government headquarters, called on All Progressive Congress () members in the to be armed charms to their various polling booths in the coming election, a member of House of Representatives, Hon. Rotimi also made similar call in Ile Ife during Aregbesola’ off campaign.

But Akinbade in a statement by Director of Media, Mr Kayode Oladeji, condemned the call, insisting it capable of causing mayhem during the election. Towards this end,the former Secretary to the Government while  imploring security agencies to be on the red alert, urged the Federal Government to fortify the enough security so as to forestall possible outbreak of as being demanded subtly by the governor.

Akinbade, who said it unbecoming of the governor and party members to be unguarded in their utterances, noted the call for the use of charms by Aregbesola not be waved off by treating it kid gloves “He knows what he is saying. He means it. Aregbesola knows he has already lost. He is only being clever by half. Imagine somebody who mouths being for peace, urging his to be armed with charms to the polling booths, to do what? Or does he want to turn polling units to juju shrine?”, Akinbade asked.

The governorship hopeful averred that Aregbesola’ on the use of charms aimed at scaring away genuine voters at the coming polls. “Yoruba leaders prevail on Aregbesola to stop denigrating the race through such shenanigans because we are a decent race noted for civility and as such,we not be fanning the ember of discord under whatever guise”, the LP governorship candidate said.