Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday called on security agencies in the state to ensure the security of lives and property during the rally to flag-off Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s re-election bid in Ile-Ife today.
This came as the All Progressives Congress (APC) alleged that PDP planned to cause mayhem in the state and disrupt the kick-off of the campaign.
At a briefing ahead of the APC rally, Folorunsho Bamisaiyemi alleged that the plan to kill and maim APC members was hatched in a popular hotel in Ife at the weekend.
Also, APC Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Mr Kunle Oyatomi, warned the PDP against doing evil “because evil will consume them.”
However, PDP claimed it had been informed that APC, planned to storm the campaign venue with over 100 bus-load of supporters and thugs from Lagos.
A statement by the Director of Media and Publicity of Omisore Campaign Organisation, Diran Odeyemi alleged that the buses that would convey APC members and thugs from Lagos would be arriving the state early today .
The statement reads: “We are speaking now because we know what might have informed the choice of Ile-Ife, where APC can only point to Oriolokun bust as its achievement in four years, as venue for the flag-off of the campaign for Aregbesola. They want to bring battle to Ile-Ife, the stronghold of Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Otunba Iyiola Omisore and that is why they will go to the extent of going to Lagos to bring down supporters and thugs to populate campaign ground for APC,” he said. [Vanguard]