Osun APC, PDP clash over alleged violence plot
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The All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State on Saturday accused each other of plans to cause mayhem in the state.
A statement by the APC signed by its Chairman, ‘Gboyega Famoodun, had accused the PDP of planning to unleash attack on its witnesses at the tribunal hearing Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s petition against Senator Ademola Adeleke’s victory in the last July governorship poll and run them out of town.
The APC also accused the PDP of planning mayhem regardless the outcome of the tribunal just to create the impression that Oyetola’s administration was unpopular.
It said some people in the opposition party in the state wanted to use the intra-party crisis within its fold to cause mayhem in the state.
“It is based on the aforementioned reasons that we are strongly informing the discerning members of the public and soliciting for the legal instrumentality of statutory security apparatus through which the plan of the state PDP to plunge our state into chaos could be nipped in the bud in the interest of the security of the people,” the APC concluded.
Reacting to the allegations, Osun State PDP Caretaker Chairman, Dr Akindele Adekunle, said the APC had perfected plot to burn down the State Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Osogbo, targeting specifically the strong room where Bimodal Voter Accreditation system machines used for the last governorship poll were kept.
Odekunle also said the APC was raising the alarm of insecurity to force change of venue of the tribunal sitting to Abuja, because it was scared of the expected ease of verification and consequent invalidation of its claim of over-voting should the tribunal sittings continue in Osogbo.
He also alleged that the APC had concluded plans to halt further sitting of the tribunal, while it perfects plan to expose BVAS machines to doctoring, if the panel sitting should be relocated.