Osun PDP raises alarm over sponsored kidnappings and attacks in Osun.


● Commend Adeleke’s Choice to Represent South West on National Wage Committee

Osun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised alarm over what it called a sponsored ploy by the opposition party to destabilize Osun state through sponsored kidnappings and formenting of conflicts across towns and villages in the state.

In a statement issued to newsmen in Osogbo, the ruling party said it was in possession of confidential intelligence from several caucus meetings of the All Progressive Congress(APC) where issues of destabilizing Osun were the center of discussions.

The party posited that some unscrupulous politicians are colluding to launch a wave of kidnappings and communal violence to portray Osun as ungovernable and disrupt ongoing delivery of good governance., adding that “ at one of the meetings attended by top APC leaders, several towns were marked as good spots for communal violence.

“It is strange that a few days after their evil meetings, Ifon/Ilobu erupted in violence again. Few days ago, APC operatives pushed for an uprising at Ikirun, Ire and Igabjo but people of the town rejected the ploy to mobilize them for violence.

“ Now, we have reports that there are plans to start kidnapping people randomly across the state. Towns like Ile Ife, Ilesa,Iwo, Ikirun, Ila Orangun , Ede and Osogbo are being targeted.

“ We have briefed Mr Governor and we know he must have alerted the security agencies. We are using this opportunity to warn the opposition to be a responsible organization. Osun people abhor viol3nce. They want good roads, modern schools and health centers. They want economic freedom.

“ That is why they voted massively for the PDP at all levels. Presently, the PDP is fulfilling its electoral promises. Roads are being fixed. Public service is being reformed. Schools and health centers are being upgraded. Pensioners are happy. Osun has never had it so good”, the PDP stated.

We call on security agencies to rise up to the occasion. They must brace up for action. Our government has just announced the setting up of. StateSecurity Trust Fund. This is a commendable step.

We also call on our local government chairmen to hold regular security council meetings with the service commanders in their area. Such meetings should now be a regular feature. It is the best way to foil the evil plot of Osun APC.

Meanwhile, the party has commended the Presidency for the nomination of Governor Adeleke as the representative of the South West on the National Minimum Wage Committee.

Thus is an endorsement of Mr Governor by the Presidency. It is an attestation to Governor Adeleke’s love and far reaching policies and programmes in favour of workers, both formal and informal.

The Presidency saw clearly that the Osun Governor is pro-workers and would have a lot to share with the committee. We thank Mr President. We are humbled as a party for the recognition bestowed on our Governor.

Hon Sunday Bisi,
State Chairman,
Osun PDP

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