Two secretariats belonging to the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were attacked by protesters yesterday, January 30.
It was gathered that the attackers were allegedly protesting against last Friday’s verdict of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which upturned Governor Ademola Adeleke’s victory.
The APC secretariat in Ede South and Ede North were reportedly destroyed during the attack.
An APC leader, Dr. Mufutao Oyewale said in a statement;
“On the streets of Ede in particular, and the state in general, to see dangerous political thugs dangling and brandishing new cutlasses and guns all in the name of enjoyment of amity with the state government.
“We enjoined the state commissioner of police and other sister security agencies in the state to come to the aid of the APC members and leaders in Ede who are being hunted by the PDP thugs like animals in the bush.”
The Nation also reported that APC campaign office in Ilesa was attacked by gunmen, who destroyed the property within the premises.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has already distanced its supporters from the arson.
PDP Acting Chairman, Dr. Adekunle Akindele who reacted to the attack said;
“Osun PDP members only engaged in peaceful protests all over the state.
“Our members did not attack anybody. Osun APC is raising fasle alarm simply because it was in trouble over its attempt to steal a popular mandate through the back door.”