By Ola Ajayi
Disturbed by alleged politically-motivated attacks on perceived oppositions of Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala of Oyo State, the state chapter of Action Congress, AC, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to probe the attacks.
The call came just as the party accused the State Police Command of undue preferential treatment of members of the state chapter of National Union of Road Transport Workers Union, NURTW, in their uncivilized and barbaric activities.
The party, in a statement by its Director of Publicity and Strategy, Mr. Wasiu Adewale, said â€œthis condemnation is necessary due to the way the Oyo State command is allowing hoodlums to attack people with impunity. Among numerousÂ attacks was the one on Chief Peter Odetomi, a chieftain of the party in the state who hails from Ogbomoso, home town of the governor.
This, it said, only confirmed an earlier alarm which it raised in December that Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, controlled government in the state had concluded plans to attack perceived oppositions by the end of first quarter of this year.
The party therefore called on President Goodluck Jonathan and Inspector General of Police, Onovo, to probe the incessant attacks on well meaning people in the state with a view to bringing to book the masterminds and their collaborators.
It asked, â€œhow long are we going to close our eyes when well meaning people are attacked without having any respect for the sanctity of human life.”
AC wondered how the police had established that the crisis was masterminded by members of the NURTW,Â â€œwhat stops the police boss from arresting those culprits and make them face the full wrath of the law, if he has not compromised the ethics of his profession.”
The party also warned that people in the state should be vigilant and resist any move to impose unpopular government which can only bring bad governance and impoverish them the more.