Osun State PDP Decry The Shutting Down of Its Secretariat By Police
According to Daily Post a large number of policemen were seen at the secretariat of the party located along Ota-Efun Road, Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
This is coming after the Election Tribunal in Abuja declared Ademola Adeleke of the PDP, winner of the Osun Governorship elections that held in September last year, Naija News reports.
The chairman of PDP in the state, Soji Adagunodo, who spoke on the presence of policemen stated that they were not invited by the party.
Adagunodo further stated that though they were not disturbed by the presence of the policemen, they are surprised because they were not invited.
“We saw grand mobilisation of police to our secretariat this morning. Whatever way the whole scenario turned out to be, we are not disturbed, we are not afraid. Their presence does not affect us as a political party.”
“We received a call from the Deputy Commissioner of Police that we are protesting. On the contrary, we are not protesting but only jubilating because of the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke at the tribunal.”
“We are a law-abiding party and we will continue to jubilate till the time of judgment from the Appeal Court. The grand jubilation would come when the supreme court gives final judgment.”
“The APC are jittery after they organized a protest and they thought we were going to organise a counter- protest but we said no, we allowed people to react and thank God that they were condemned entirety on the social media for their protest.”
He commended the police for being professional, he stated that they are simply carrying out their duty.
Meanwhile, The PPRO of the state police command, Folasade Odoro stated that the police were deployed to the place for preventive measure.
She stated that there was a piece of information that some suspected thugs are planning to attack the secretariat, hence the need for the command to deploy police to the location to stop the breakdown of law and order.