Osun 2014: Omisore Has No Masked Security Escort -PDPFeatured, Latest News, News Sunday, July 6th, 2014
The osun State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party has described as baseless and unfounded allegations by the state All Progressive Congress that the governorship candidate of the party is moving around with masked security men during his campaign.
In a statement issued by Bola Ajao the state publicity secretary of the party,the PDP described the APC allegation as an attempt to seek partners in the APC politics of violence which manifest in the governor’s arming and parading of armed thugs during his campaigns .
The statement noted that Dr Omisore as a law abiding citizens has only lawful security agents on his campaign trail and that these security operatives are drawn from relevant security agencies.
” Our attention has been drawn to allegation that our governoship candidate is going about his campaign with masked men. We denied these reports and we condemn attempt to smear the PDP and its candidate . As a law abiding political party fully supported by the people ,we don’t need “state boys” which the APC is using to harass innocent citizens .
” People of Osun are under siege from armed thugs directly sponsored by the state government. At every campaign the APC hosted,the thugs moved around town with dangerous weapons to compel people to attend their rallies . On several occasions ,innocent citizens are beaten up simply for rejecting the APc.
” It is under the watch of APC instigation that a peaceful state has witnessed two bomb incidents,one in Osogbo and another recently at Ile Ife. We are aware of APC plot to create mayhem in PDP strongholds starting with Ile iFe. We hold APC accountable for any breakdown of law and order in Osun state going by it direct incitement and encouragement of violence ahead of the August 9 poll.
” On our part,the PDP will continue to rely on lawful security apparatus in his statewide house to house campaign which has been well received by our people. We will continue to rely on our people to defeat the anti- people government of Rauf Aregbesola”, the statement said.
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