The Osun chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has issued a strong warning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, its governorship candidate in the August 9 election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, its supporters and others to stop causing chaos in the guise of political campaigns.
The warning came on the heels of a rising wave of planned violent political attacks on the supporters of the APC across the state.
In a statement by the Director of Publicity, Strategy & Research, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, the party cautioned all agents and promoters of conflicts and chaos to refrain from such acts or face the wrath of the law.
The party issued the warning yesterday after political violence was averted by the State Police Command in Obokun Local Government area of the state; a development which followed series of other similar attacks against supporters of the APC.
The statement catalogued series of attacks on the supporters of APC in some areas of the state in recent times, which it said could snowball into full violence but for the understanding attitude of the government.
The party listed the attacks on its members at Ila-Oragun, Iwo, Ikirun, destruction of Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s campaign billboards along Osogbo-Ilesha Road and Ibokun and Ile-Ife, where unknown hoodlums had also planted minor explosive devices to scare people a few days ago as some of the instances in which APC supporters have been at the receiving end of PDP’s crusade of violence. The statement noted that it is the restoration of peace after a long reign of PDP’s terror government that endeared Aregbesola to the people of the state.
Oyatomi said the peace-loving people of the state would rise up and defend the peace which they had enjoyed for almost four years now.