The labour party governorship candidate in Kwara state, Comrade Issa Aremu mni has thrown his weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the security agencies to deal decisively with ballot box snatchers in the forthcoming general elections.
He noted that the last Tuesday’s clash between supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ojoku, Oyun local government area of the state justified the Presidential directive on potential troublemakers during the polls.
Comrade Aremu disclosed this on Thursday at the Ilorin International Air Port on his arrival from Zaria where he attended the Fidau of his uncle, Alhaji Garuba Ahmadu, who died four days ago in the ancient Zaria city, Kaduna state.
The labour party Governorship candidate, who expressed shock over the reported killings that characterised the Ojoku clash, warned that Nigerians fail to tame thuggery, political thugs and their criminal sporsors would kill peace loving Nigerians as witnessed in Ojokwu adding the consequences are dire for the country,s democracy.
He applauded Buhari, the Presidential candidate of APC for his Presidential approach asking Nigerians to vote for candidates of their choice and chastised his PDP counterpart, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for his what he called “unthinking partisanship in place of statesmanship” in his campaign approach.
He said the labour party was supporting President Buhari because his policies and programmes were in tuned with the labour party manifestos.
Aremu who had a stopover at the ongoing Geri Alimi split Diamond underpass, sympathised with the residents of the area and asked the state government to pay them compensation for exposing them to health hazard. He added that the seemingly ambaddoned underpass bridge project “was a metaphor for PDP 16 years governance in Kwara state.”