•••• tasks security agencies to arrest the situation before it degenerates into a bigger crisis
The People’s Democratic party (PDP),Osun state chapter has said their members are under increasing attacks of the All Progressive Congress (APC) thugs.
In a press statement issued on Saturday,by PDP Chairman,Dr Akindele Adekunle reads that:
“We are once again constrained to call the attention of the public to the relentless campaign of violence unleashed on members of our party and indeed innocent members of the public in Osun State by the All Progressives Congress (APC). The latest of the despicable act was the attack on Wasiu Adeleke, a PDP member in Ila local government, at about 1:00am on Saturday.
“The assailants, who are sponsored by Obawale Adewale, the APC House of Representatives candidate for Ila/Boluwaduro/Ifedayo and Lateef Adebisi Jayeola, the APC candidate for Ila State Constituency, swooped on armless member at the dead of the night, inflicting on him serious injuries.This attack, as with those before it, was part of a calculated plot to intimidate and scare our members and supporters ahead of the conduct of the general election.
” The APC are afraid of the resolve of Osun people at the poll, and want to deploy violence to make it impossible for voters to come out and exercise their franchise.Such is the level of desperation of the APC whose record of misrule has caused them enormous disinterest and undisguised disaffection by Nigerians . But we must warn that there is limit to how much of this barbarity Osun people can take, and will resist this attempt to cow them.
“This is why we have to charge the Police and other security agencies in the state to be alive to their responsibilities in ensuring the safety of our members and Osun people as a whole. By now and with all the warmings by our great party, it is expected that security agencies would have risen up to their responsibility and go after the hoodlums imported into the state by the APC.
“Failure of the security agencies to track and apprehend criminals terrorising Osun people, particularly PDP members in the guise of election, will be devastating for the peace of the state as people will be forced to defend themselves from these mindless attacks. This is not something anyone will want and for that, the security agencies in the state should tame APC thugs.
“We are therefore calling on Osun people to be at alert and stay alive to their security of their immediate community as we draw close to the general election. The show of desperation of the APC is nothing but the last kick of a dying horse that will surely be placed into the dustbin of history where they rightly belong at this time.