The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the accusation by the All Progressives Congress (APC) of sponsoring thugs to disrupt elections in the hometown of the immediate past governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola and other parts of the state during Saturday’s election.
The PDP in a statement signed by its Caretaker Chairman, Dr Akindele Adekunle, lampooned the APC for peddling lies to conceal its rejection from the voters, noting that it is a public knowledge that the PDP is the victim of APC masterminded violence across Osun state.
Dr Akindele said the PDP has no reason to attack any part of Osun state going by the overwhelming support its enjoys, calling on the public to disregard the fictitious tale of the drowning APC in the state.
“It is quite unfortunate that the APC is elevating its penchant for lying to a dangerous point. While we understand the terrible feeling of its rejection by Osun people at the poll, we take an exception to the irresponsible lie that our party sponsored thugs to disrupt elections in Oyetola’s hometown,” the statement noted.
“Everyone in Osun know well enough the reign of terror that our members had suffered in the hands of the APC. Just recently, three members of our party were shot at by the APC in Ilesa, killing two of them at the point, and the third person still fighting for his life at the hospital.
“If this and many more is the experience of the PDP in the hands of the APC, the question any discerning mind should ask is, how would a victim be the assailant at the same time?
“Our party was not involved in violence under whatever guise in the build up to this election, and so, the claim of sponsoring thugs to disrupt elections in Oyetola’s hometown, especially when his rejection by the people is a well known fact, is nothing but a crude lie and the public should disregard it entirely”, the State Caretaker Chairman posited.