2023 elections: Osun PDP, APC daggers drawn over importation, recruitment of armed thugs
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on February 20, 2023
Six days to the conduct of Presidential and National Assemby elections in Osun state, the exercise may end up in fiasco as two major political parties in the state, the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) and All Progressive Congress (APC) are accusing each other’s of importing armed thugs from neighbouring states to cause mayhem during the electoral period.
As the two political parties are locking horns and poise for war against themselves over the accusation unabated, the electioneering exercise could be characterized with acrimony and unrests of not checkmated on time. The accusations and counter accusations seemed to have snowballed into real crisis between them as threats have accompanied their allegations.
For instance, Honorable Sunday Bisi, the former Chairman of the PDP in the state and Director-General, Atiku-Okowa Campaign Council, Osun State, accused APC leaders of harbouring thugs to disturb the exercise and unleash terror on innocent citizens of the state.
Tribune newspaper reports that However, in a separate statement,the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Patrick Kehinde Longe to arrest Hon. Sanya Omirin, the PDP House of Representatives’ candidate for Ijesa-South Federal Constituency and his agents of death because,he has penchant for coordinated violence.