The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has come out to appeal to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Usman, to call to order the newly inaugurated state Governor Ademola Adeleke.
Naija News learnt that the Osun APC on Monday said its call on the IGP was necessitated by attacks on dozens of its members and properties in barely 24 hours of Adeleke as governor of the state.
In a statement issued by the party’s Acting Chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, the APC in the state alleged that there were threats to the security and peace in the state, adding that many properties, including APC campaign vehicles and billboards, particularly in Osogbo, the state capital, have been destroyed.
The statement said “Barely 24 hours after the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, took over power in Osun State, anarchy appears to have taken the centre stage.
“This is why the Osun State chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) has called on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Akali Baba Usman to urgently intervene in the ugly security situation in the state.
“We knew since yesterday that the beasts of yesteryears have returned to power, but we never imagined the extent of the havoc they are currently wrecking in Osun in less than 24 hours after the inauguration. Today Monday can be best described as a black day for our dear state.
“We are seriously disturbed and concerned about public peace and order, particularly the safety of our teeming members and supporters in Osun which has been under serious security threats since yesterday after the inauguration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the Governor of Osun State.
“As at the last count, this morning (yesterday) more than 500 APC members have been attacked while a vehicle with APC campaign inscription was burnt in the Ayetoro area of Osogbo.
“Some of our party members have sustained various degrees of injuries and gun wounds at Old Garage, Ogo – Oluwa in Osogbo, and the ongoing senseless attack has already spilt to Ile Ife, Ilesa, Iwo, Ede, Ila, and Ikirun.”