The Osun State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Prince Gboyega Famodun has alleged that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is planning to plunge the State into a large-scale mayhem which may shake the State in particular and the nation in general.
The APC said the opposition PDP had acquired guns to cause mayhem in the State.
In a swift reaction, however, the PDP denied the allegations, adding that the party was the one known for violence.
The Caretaker committee chairman of the PDP in Osun State, Adekunle Akindele said the APC had been attacking the party.
He provided instance of Friday’s attack on the campaign office of the party’s senatorial candidate.
According to the APC in a release on Saturday by the State chairman, “information revealed that the Osun State chapter of the PDP which is working in cahoots with an outcast tendency in the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of The Osun Progressives (TOP), have concluded a water-tight plan to attack some members and leaders of the ruling party which resultant effects might be avoidable loss of lives and destruction of movable and immovable property of their targets.”
He said that the PDP leadership in the State had procured an average of twenty guns per local government with a resolve to equally purchase a large quantity of petrol with which some of the property of the APC members and leaders would be burnt down by the PDP thugs.
“The intelligence also indicated that the state PDP handlers have constituted a discreet committee whose terms of reference are the compilation of the proposed targets and finding out of their residences or an auspicious place to get them down.
“The intelligence further showed that the PDP which has indicated its willingness not to partake in the October 15, 2022 local government council election in the state has clandestinely resolved to collaborate with the TOP in order to disrupt the election through violence, thereby making the state ungovernable by the sitting Governor Gboyega Oyetola.
“It was also scooped from our reliable source that the sittings of the state governorship election tribunal in Osogbo which have begun in earnest have been slated for another periods during which some members and leaders of the ruling APC, particularly our witnesses, would be attacked, run out of the town and subsequently prevented from being witnesses.
“Another period slated for the attack, according to the intelligence, is when the tribunal would be pronouncing its judgement whether it favours the PDP or not in order to appear to the unsuspecting members of the public that there is a genuine hatred or diminished popularity of the ruling party which will resort to an uprising against the APC leadership and the administration of Governor Oyetola.
“We also have it on good authority that the coalition of the Pathfinder faction of the PDP and TOP has resolved to use the intra-PDP squabble between Senator Adeleke and Prince Dotun Babayemi to disrupt the peace of the State,” he alleged.
But reacting, the PDP caretaker chairman said, “Obviously, that is a lie, they are the government in power and they are noted for violence and assault.
“Even yesterday, APC thugs went to attack the campaign office of our senatorial candidate. We won our election free and fair and we are not afraid.
“Where do we procure guns from? We are not violent and we won our election free and fair and they are the ones that went to the tribunal and they should go and prove their case.”