PDP Raises the Alarm over Sponsored Kidnappings, Attacks In Osun

PDP Raises the Alarm over Sponsored Kidnappings, Attacks In Osun

Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo

The Osun State Chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has raised alarm over what it called a sponsored ploy by the opposition party to destabilise the state through sponsored kidnappings and conflicts across towns and villages in the state.

In a statement that was signed by Osun State’s Chairman of PDP, Hon. Sunday Bisi, the ruling party said that it was in possession of confidential intelligence from several caucus meetings of the All Progressive Congress (APC) where issues of destabilising Osun were the center of discussions.

Bisi posited that some unscrupulous politicians are colluding to launch a wave of kidnappings and communal violence to portray Osun as ungovernable and disrupt ongoing delivery of good governance, adding that “at one of the meetings attended by top APC’s leaders, several towns were marked as good spots for communal violence.

He said: “It is strange that a few days after their evil meetings, Ifon/Ilobu erupted in violence again. Few days ago, APC’s operatives pushed for an uprising at Ikirun, Ire and Igabjo but people of the town rejected the ploy to mobilize them for violence.

“Now, we have reports that there are plans to start kidnapping people randomly across the state. Towns like Ile Ife, Ilesa,Iwo, Ikirun, Ila Orangun , Ede and Osogbo are being targeted.

“We have briefed Mr. Governor and we know he must have alerted the security agencies. We are using this opportunity to warn the opposition to be a responsible organisation. Osun people abhor violence. They want good roads, modern schools and health centers. They want economic freedom.

“That is why they voted massively for the PDP at all levels. Presently, the PDP is fulfilling its electoral promises. Roads are being fixed. Public service is being reformed. Schools and health centers are being upgraded. Pensioners are happy. Osun has never had it so good. 

“We call on security agencies to rise up to the occasion. They must brace up for action. Our government has just announced the setting up of State Security Trust Fund. This is a commendable step.

“We also call on our local government chairmen to hold regular security council meetings with the service commanders in their area. Such meetings should now be a regular feature. It is the best way to foil the evil plot of Osun APC.”

Meanwhile, the party has commended the presidency for the nomination of Governor Adeleke as the representative of the South-west on the National Minimum Wage Committee (NMWC).

‘This is an endorsement of Mr. Governor by the Presidency. It is an attestation to Governor Adeleke’s love and far reaching policies and programmes in favour of workers, both formal and informal.

The presidency saw clearly that the governor of Osun is pro-workers and would have a lot to share with the committee. We thank Mr. President. We are humbled as a party for the recognition bestowed on our Governor,” he said.

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