BY LEKE ADESERI
The ruling All Progressives Party, APC, in Osun State, yesterday, raised an alarm over alleged plans by un-named people to disrupt the peace of the state.
According to a statement issued yesterday from the directorate of publicity of the APC in Osogbo and signed by its director, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, a lawyer, which indicated that there is a rumoured plan by a notorious politician to provoke violence through the unlawful act of destroying APC bill board advertisements across the state.
The APC chieftain emphasised that Osun is peaceful and all politicians within the state are better advised to be civilised in their approach to politics, and remember that, “Only cowards resort to violence when they have lost the argument.”
According to him: “Osun is a state of the virtuous where only virtuous sons and daughters of the state can be elected into office; not frustrated people whose only understanding of political engagement is criminal acts of violence.
“Osun state has moved forward as one of the most politically civilised places in this country,” Oyatomi said, adding that, “it will not accommodate or tolerate uncivilised acts like the one being planned by the axis of evil.”
The party called on the police in the state to keep a close watch on criminal activities of the violence prone politicians.
“All politicians and political parties in the state have a duty to conduct themselves responsibly no matter the provocation, so that the good image which the Aregbesola government has already established and is attracting investors from all over the world, will not be destroyed.”