The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has been accused of desperation to cause chaos, derail governance and destroy the State with its orchestrated lawlessness and well-oiled falsehood over the Local Government dissolution.
The Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made this accusation on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Engr Akeem Olatunji, in response to a statement by the APC’s falsehood that Governor Seyi Makinde brought anarchy back to the State.
Engr Olatunji maintained that the ongoing violence and threats to peace and order in Oyo State was orchestrated by the APC, which has remained ever so determined to foist illegality on the State using the Attorney General of the Federation and the Inspector General of Police.
The PDP cited the arrest of an aide of a sacked APC Local Government Chairman for the killing of a PDP member identified as Alajase in Surulere Local Government Area as a vindication that it was, indeed, the APC that had been attacking law-abiding PDP members across the State, adding that scores of PDP members were being treated for different injuries in hospitals across the State.
He said: “No one would have expected that the APC’s desperation and penchant for lawlessness would go to the extent of shedding bloods. But we are not surprised that it could come out to tell barefaced lies to the world that Governor Makinde, a peace-loving individual, has brought violence back to Oyo State;” commending Oyo State Police Command for its efforts in promptly arresting the aide of a sacked APC Local Government Chairman for the murder of PDP member in Ogbomoso.
The Party’s Publicity Secretary noted that this has cleared the air on the false information credited to the Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare, that his town was under siege; adding that he should have been truthful enough to state that the siege was caused by Party members.
The PDP charged the duo of the failed governorship candidate of the APC, Mr Adebayo Adelabu and the Minister of Youth and Sports to look for other avenues to promote their inordinate 2023 ambitions and stop shopping for relevance by commenting on the Local Government dissolution just to score cheap political points.
According to the PDP, contrary to the misinformation by the APC that there were contradictions from the State Government on the ongoing Local Government debacle, the positions of the Government and the PDP had remained clear, unambiguous and consistent; stating that the positions of the Government were that the sacked 68 Chairmen were products of illegality whose dissolution was lawful and that since the Chairmen appealed a stay of execution against a judgment they secured to continue in Office despite the illegality of their election, they should have waited for the determination of their appeals rather than seeking to apply a strange judgment that concerned Ekiti State to Oyo State.