The senator representing Ondo North, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, yesterday warned the Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, against alleged harassment of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement, the senator said the “deployment of compromised police officers to intimidate APC members is the tactic of a frightened leader who has begun the journey to political oblivion”.
The APC governorship hopeful continued: “For instance, family members of APC chieftain and Director-General of Technical Aid Corps, Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi, were harassed, intimidated and arrested by the anti-kidnapping squad.
“The officers claimed that guns and other weapons were found on the innocent citizens whose only sin is their association with the APC family in Ondo State.
“However, these people were arraigned and charged to court for assault. Assault on who? Where? When? These are yet unanswered questions.
“My supporters at Ifedore and other parts of the state have been harassed and maltreated by government agents in recent times.
“It is understandable that the governor is yet to recover from the shock and pain occasioned by the defection of his close allies to the progressives fold”.
Sen. Boroffice stressed that the intimidation of APC members would not help Mimiko’s declining popularity just as he warned the police to strive to maintain neutrality and professionalism.