As the events unfold ahead of July 8 By election in Osun West senatorial District in the state, the state chapter of Peoples Democratic (PDP) has petitioned the Inspector General of Police over the alleged attack of its members by suspected hoodlums allegedly to be working for the ruling All Progressive Party(APC) at Iddo-Osun community in Egbedore Local Government area of the state.
The party in a statement issued by its chairman in the state,Hon.Soji Adagunodo alleged that, “the APC team of thugs led by the notorious “state boy” known as ‘De Law’ used guns, cutlasses, axes and other dangerous weapons on innocent party men and women in the community.”
Adagunodo said, the hoodlums laid seige on his party member when the campaign train of APC senatorial candidate for the said July 8 by election, Senator Mudashir Hussein was campaigning in Egbedore while the several officials of government including the Executive Secretary of Egbedore South Area council Mr. Kola Ajao and other functionaries were allegedly fold their arms watching as the alleged thugs attacked unarmed citizens.
He said,”At the end of the one hour orgy of violence, the thugs numbering about a hundred who were transported in several vans in the entourage of Senator Mudashir Hussein, left 15 people with various degrees of injury ranging from gunshot and matchet wounds.
“Three houses belonging to leaders of the PDP were damaged while the thugs seized and confiscated laptops, motorcycles, cash and other personal belongings of their victims.”
The chairman noted that,”It is regrettable that while the violence raged,scores of police men who were at the scene of the crime watched helplessly, leaving the victims at the mercy of their tormentors.”
“The PDP in Osun state wishes to call on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, the Inspector General of Police, the Director General of the State Security Service and the top echelon of the Security services to urgently order the immediate arrest and prosecution of the said thugs as well as their known sponsors.”
“We wish to warn that failure to act on this open display of intolerance and violent attack on innocent citizens will spell doom for the peace and stability of the state as our party members may be forced to defend themselves against such violent aggression.”