The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) should not rejoice over the defection of some politicians in the state, adding that the party should prepare for violence within.
Speaking to newsmen, the Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Akeem Olatunji, said politicians who promoted violence within the party are now in the ruling APC.
He said: “Former governor of the state Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, his Deputy, Alhaji Taofeek Arapaja, former Senate Leader, Teslim Folarin and others, who recently decamped into the ruling APC, were among politicians who made the Oyo PDP to be notorious for violence then.
“Oyo PDP was happy to do away with such violent politicians, saying the carnival like rally organised to welcome the people into the Oyo APC negated the claim of Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the state that his administration has zero tolerance for violence.
Olatunji maintained that the exit of Akala, Folarin, Arapaja and others from the Oyo PDP has made the political party violence free.
He said Alao-Akala did not hide their violent nature when he publicly declared during the event which took place at Mapo Hall that he used to harass Akin Oke, the state APC chairman with thugs on election days in Ogbomoso.