Action Congress of Nigeria has called on the Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, to urgently redeploy the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Danladi Mshelbuala, to forestall a looming chaos in the State.
This was contained in a statement in Lagos on Thursday by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
He said the call was made by the ACN Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, and the party’s governorship candidate for the state, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, at a campaign rally in Ore on Thursday.
According to them, the Police Commissioner has shown his bias in favour of the Labour Party in the state, instead of being neutral as demanded by the sensitivity of his high office.
They said unless the highly partisan police boss is removed urgently, the clamour for a free, fair and credible governorship election in Ondo State on October 20 would be a mirage.
They said the Commissioner of Police had failed to respond decisively and fairly to attacks on ACN supporters in the past two days, during the party’s campaign rallies in Ikare and Ondo towns.
The statement added, “It has become a recurring experience in the past two days for suspected Labour Party thugs to unleash terror on ACN supporters at the end of their campaign rallies.
“After the rally in Ondo on Wednesday in particular, some chiefs of ACN, including notable artists like Ojo Arowosafe a.k.a Fadeyi Oloro, and a popular Ewi exponent, Femi Elaloro, were among scores of ACN supporters who were attacked by suspected LP hoodlums, inflicting on them varying degrees of injuries and damaging vehicles belonging to ACN supporters.”