By Adams Akorede
The Oyo state Chapter of Zenith Labour Party on Tuesday raised the alarm that the lives of its candidates vying for seats in the February National Assembly and the March 2 state gubernatorial election are under threat.
The party’s secretary, Bimbo Adepoju and its Oyo south senatorial candidate, Remi Olajide Tuesday morning stormed the state police headquarters at Eleyele to deliver ‘Save Our Soul’ letter to the state police boss, Abiodun Odude.
ZLP in a letter signed by Adepoju who doubles as the party’s House of Representative candidate for Ido and Ibarapa East, said its candidates bill boards and posters were being destroyed at different locations daily.
The party stated, “we wish to report to your office the destruction of our party’s candidate bill boards and posters across Oyo state which is mostly rampant in Ibadan and their environs by our political opponents.
“We want the Commissioner to know that all our candidates’ banners and bill boards belong to advertisement practitioners (APCON) who have duly fulfilled their obligations with the Oyo State Government.
“ZLP as a political party is being confronted with a great task of stopping her aggrieved members from showing their displeasure on the consistent destruction of her candidate properties and threat posed on our members and candidates.
“In the light of the above, the party is highly soliciting for the support of your command in providing adequate security for lives and properties of our members, candidates from now and after the election.
“We assure your command of our members’ interest in the peace of Oyo state but there is limit to their patient if security cannot be guaranteed for their lives and properties,” the ZLP alleged in the petition.