Political Violence: Osun PDP Warns Oyetola, Asks Buhari To Bring Perpetrators To Justice

The Osun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has decried rising political violence in the state, accusing the Oyetola administration of transforming a peaceful state into an arena of gunfires and insecirity.

We warn the Oyetola led administration not to turn Osun State to a free for all field of terrorism and political brigandree in His blind ambition to resist the voice of Osun people.

Yesterday’s shootings along numerous reports of further planned attacks and intimidation against opposition figures and their supporters throughout the state raises serious doubts about the Apc commitment to a safe, fair pre-election environment and a democratic election process.

That the Oyetola’s Apc administration could go so low to the point of turning live bullets against his own party members on the ground of political standpoints, underscores the growing frustration of an unpopular, fathead minnow, foisted on the state through a widely flawed election.

Resorting to violence in the face of growing rejection of Mr Oyetola and his ‘yahoo’ administration is unacceptable and whoever is advising him on the self help of violence to keep afloat his dilapidated hope is undoubtedly, enemy of Osun State

Adding bloody violence to the failings of Apc administration in the state is unthinkable and further proof that the Apc mission in Osun was nothing short of merchants of death prowling around as democrats.

The All Progressives Congress must not allow their unabating frustration blind them into enveloping the state with political violence, as such can only continue to dissuade domestic and foreign investment in our already ruptured economy, triggers government loss of revenue and resources, and results in the election of heartless representatives like Mr Oyetola to the detriment of the State’s economic and social progress.

Any responsible government bears primary responsibility for creating an environment that protects individuals’ rights and ensures a free, fair, competitive election that voters can have confidence in. This, Mr Oyetola has failed woefully.

Our party calls on the government of President Mohammadu Buhari to redouble its efforts to ensure that political leaders in Osun State and their supporters can exercise their democratic rights of free speech and assembly as enabled by the nation’s constitution, without threats of intimidation, harassment, or violence, and take proactive steps to hold accountable those gun trotting urchings and their sponsors, who now carry out# shootings in broad day light without fear of consequences.

All active players in our political field in Osun State have a civic duty to promote a peaceful atmosphere in which citizens can discuss the issues, express their preferences, and choose their lanes free from the threat of violence and intimidation. It is therefore incumbent on all and sundry to resist intimidation under whatever guise, equip ourselves with voter cards and shape up to vote out blood suckers out of Osun State.

Hon Ayodeji Areola
Publicity Secretary
Peoples Democratic Party
Osun State Chapter.

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