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Aregbesola: APC, PDP disagree as judge appears before panel

The All Progressives Congress has accused the Peoples Democratic Party of planning a ‘murderous demonstration’ to usher in Justice Folahanmi Oloyede, who is scheduled to appear before the House of Assembly panel probing her allegations of corruption against Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

The Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy of the APC in Osun State, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, who said this in a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo, on Monday, warned members of the party who had no business in the House of Assembly against going there on Tuesday.

The statement read, “The All Progressives Congress in the state of Osun has directed that none of its supporters who has no business at the state House of Assembly should go there on Tuesday (today) for any reason whatsoever, because the PDP is reportedly planning a murderous demonstration to usher in Justice Olamide Oloyede into the House.

“We have it on good information that the PDP is planning to use the opportunity to cause mayhem as they have always planned.

“The APC is calling on the security agencies to, again, be on the alert so that evil-minded people will not breach the peace.

“The APC called on all its supporters to ensure that none of their supporters goes around the premises of the state assembly.”

But the PDP while reacting to the allegation of violence by the APC said the ruling party was only afraid of its shadow.

The Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Osun State, Mr. Bola Ajao, in a telephone interview with our correspondent said the ruling party was raising a spurious allegation against his party because the “guilty is always afraid.”

He said, “We are not planning any protest, let alone a murderous one. These people are fond of fabricating lies and everyone knows that are their stock in trade.

“The guilty will always be afraid. The governor admitted publicly that the state is in a quagmire and what they should be busy doing now is to begin to look for a way out of these problems. They should pay the workers and address other issues and leave politics for now. This is not the time to play politics.

“Nobody in the PDP is planning any protest but they are afraid because of the enormity of the problems they have caused the state.”

It will be recalled that the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mr. Goke Butika, said no form of demonstration would be allowed on the premises of the House on Tuesday (today).

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