All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of Osun has warned the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to stop violence being promoted by the intra-party crisis, describing it as an assembly of ‘violence-proned, confused and disorganised set of politicians’.
It said the violence in the PDP was another clear indication that the party leaders could never be trusted with the responsibility of governing the state again.
The APC was referring to what transpired between the camps of the PDP Chairman, Soji Adagunodo and its governorship candidate in 2018, Ademola Adeleke which led to the arrest of eight members of the party who were later ordered by a Magistrate Court in Osogbo to be remanded in Ilesa Correctional Centre for allegedly attempting to kill two chieftains of the PDP in the state.
This assessment was contained in a statement issued from the APC’s Directorate of Publicity, Research and Strategy, signed by its Director, Barr. Kunle Oyatomi, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, the state capital.
According to APC, “We strongly warn the PDP to stop breaching the peace of the state by causing chaos in the guise of political meetings.
“It is a pity that Osun PDP leaders lacked managerial skills and understanding on how to put its house in order and manage internal crisis affecting the party, adding that a poor crisis manager who cannot unite and protect its members cannot be trusted with the responsibility of governing the state”.
“People could still remember that during its tenure, the PDP administration promoted chaos, terror and violence to an unimaginable level.
“Since PDP’s exit from power however, peace returned to Osun. Our people have from 2010 embraced the peace and harmony that APC government heralded.
“It has been shown to the whole world that this state values, enjoys and promotes harmonious living among its various peoples.
“This is one of the cardinal programmes of the APC government. Ours is not a government that fans the embers of disquiet, discord and chaos.
‘Government of APC under the leadership of Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola will do everything humanly possible to sustain the atmosphere of peace and tranquility that have become the state’s hallmark in the last nine years’
The party stressed that while Governor Oyetola “is busy protecting citizens of Osun, PDP leaders are busy sending their members to prison”, adding that the difference is so obvious between the light and darkness.