Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, IGP
By Tunde Sanni
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State has warned the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the Accord Party (AP) not to turn the state into a war zone following Thursday’s mayhem allegedly perpetrated by supporters of the parties in coalition with members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) at Olomi area of Ibadan, the state capital.
PDP in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Kehinde Salawu, alleged that Thursday’s crisis at Olomi was actually spearheaded by the ACN-led members of the NURTW and their opposition within the Accord Party, all in their parochial superiority contest, thus punctuating the relative peace hitherto being enjoyed by the citizens of the state.
The PDP specifically called on the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, to call the parties to order, in the overall interest of the populace, while urging well-meaning members of the society to warn the leadership of ACN and Accord Party in the state to allow peace to reign.
The PDP also condemned the Olomi incident and recalled with dismay a similar act of political intolerance allegedly perpetrated by the ACN-sponsored NURTW operatives right inside the residence of the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Alhaji Abdulazeez Arisekola Alao, during last year’s Sallah, in which they attacked and beat to pulp innocent opposition PDP members who had gone to the Islamic leader to pay him the traditional Sallah homage. According to the PDP, it had forewarned the ruling government of Senator Abiola Ajimobi on the implications of its various selfish moves to run an allegedly insensitive government, particularly the usage of the NURTW to perpetrate troubles against the perceived opposition across