The Dapo Biodun Campaign Organisation (DACO), has raised alarm over what it described as a “planned smear campaign and violent attack” against the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun.
In a media release made available to journalists on Sunday, the Spokesperson to Dapo Abiodun, Remmy Hazzan, allleged that the planned attempt is to “increase smear campaign against our candidate and attack his convoy”.
Hazzan said, “As we plan to start our local government tour from Ijebu North East Local Government on Monday, January 7, 2019, it has become necessary to inform the general public that intelligence at our disposal, reveals plans from certain quarters not only plan to heighten smear campaign against our candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR, but to also attack his convoy as we move round the state with our teeming supporters.
He expressed discontent at the planned attack, noting that they were plots by desperate politicians to orchestrate “devilish acts against a decent candidate who is only offering to use his wealth of experience and established connections in the service of our dear state in order to take Ogun State to greater heights.”
Hazzan also revealed that “In the last few weeks our party members in various wards in Ogun State have suffered serious harassment, persecution, forceful take-over of our secretariats at wards and local government levels, and the dubious re-painting of such in the colours of the Allied People’s Movements with the backing of people in government.
The statement noted further that Dapo Abiodun will continue to embark on decent and issue based campaign without fear of “intimidation, harassment or coercion”.
“Party offices and assets have been destroyed and our campaign materials have been continuously destroyed all over the state, especially in Abeokuta, the statement read.
Following this allegations Hazzan called on security operatives in the state to carry out their duties efficiently with the aim of stalling the planned attack.