PDP Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of the Osun state chapter, has alleged the All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to disrupt the sitting of the Osun Election Petition Tribunal scheduled for Friday.
According to a press release signed by the Caretaker Chairman, Dr Adekunle Akindele, on Thursday, the party has called on the police commissioner to question the acting chairman of the APC and the party’s media advisor.
“The duo probably have insight into the alleged plot to disrupt the Tribunal. Their testimonies will assist the Police in the maintenance of law and order”
“Our attention has been drawn to a false alarm by the opposition APC about a purported plot to attack the State High Court by hoodlums.
“We want to alert the public that APC has adopted a subterfuge of leveling allegations on a plot it has perfected.
“The members of the public will recall that few months ago, two APC members were arrested with loaded guns at the entrance of the State High Court while the Tribunal proceedings were ongoing. Only the prompt intervention of vigilant members of the public saved the situation on that day. When the APC now raises an alarm about a planned attack, we are apprehensive.
“We have the feeling that the APC has a sinister plot to launch an attack on the Tribunal sitting.
“We consequently call on the Commissioner of Police to invite the acting Chairman of APC and the media advjser for questioning.
“Their testimonies will assist the Police in the maintainance of law and order
“We also use this opportunity to reassure the public that the state government is on top of the situation. No opposition party will be allowed to turn Osun into a battleground. Dr Akindele emphasized.
He, however, promised the citizens of the state of a peaceful sitting tomorrow stating that:
“The sitting tomorrow will be peaceful and we are convinced that the Tribunal will eventually validate and confirm the election of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the Governor of Osun State.”