The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of engaging in lawlessness and urged them to allow security operatives to do their job without hindrance.
In a statement signed by its acting chairman in the state, Mr. Tajudeen Lawal, the APC declared support for strict action by law enforcement agents to prevent impunity in the state. The statement also cautioned the state governor, Ademola Adeleke, against acts that could denigrate the police institution.
Responding, the Osun PDP, in a statement signed by its Chairman, Sunday Bisi, accused the APC of flaunting the office of the President to harass and intimidate people. Bisi, who said APC members were still pained by the defeat its candidates suffered in the last general elections in the state, noted that as a party controlling government, it has the duty to guard the interest of the residents. “Therefore, any action capable of disrupting the peace being enjoyed by the people of Osun State under the PDP government of Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke will be resisted by whatever means possible under the law. APC should be active in the opposition role they will definitely play for eight years, but they should be reasonable and conduct themselves like the noblemen they ought to be,” Bisi said.
Meanwhile, earlier, in a statement signed by Osun governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, accused ex-Senate spokesperson, Dr. Ajibola Bashiru, of harboring unauthorised police operatives. The statement came amidst reports of the arrest of some individuals in the state by security operatives. The Osun State Police Command has not issued any statement on the matter.
The development has raised concerns among residents of the state, with many calling on the government to ensure the safety of the citizens. The situation is still unfolding, and it is unclear how it will be resolved. However, it is hoped that the government will take steps to ensure that the peace and security of the people are not compromised.