By GBENGA OLARINOYE
OSOGBO—Following yesterday’s declaration of Mr. Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the winner of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Ekiti State, the ruling All Progressives Congress APC in Osun State, yesterday alleged that people suspected to be loyal to Senator Iyiola Omisore, allegedly attacked members of APC in Ile-Ife and Ilesha, injuring many.
“The PDP members, according to the APC Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy Mr. Kunle Oyatomi; “During the celebration of Fayose victory attacked one Ibiyode Kunle, a driver and Suleiman Ayeye, a tailor in front of their house and both are currently on admission at Accident and Emergency Unit of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife with various degrees of injuries.
But the PDP Director of Research and Publicity Prince Diran Odeyemi denied the allegation and directed the ruling party to report the matter to the police.
Speaking on the development, a member representing Ife South State Constituency in the State House of Assembly and Chairman Media Committee for the second term re-election campaign of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Honourable Folorunsho Bamisayemi, said the incident which was a ripple effect of the election in Ekiti indeed detestable.
He maintained that there was no reason why the PDP in Ife should unleash mayhem on APC members, saying “from the reports I have, the attacks occurred at Ogbingbin, Oke_Ijan on Saturday night and the victims are now receiving treatment at OAUTHC, Ile-Ife.
Right now another has just occurred at Garage Isale.“Such violent attacks should be exposed to the whole world to see. Is this the plan of the PDP in the run off to the August 9th gubernatorial election? Is violence the best way to campaign?
It seems to them that violence, intimidation and maiming of innocent people is the best form of campaign.
Bamisayemi stressed that the occurrence was alien to Osun and that the Federal Government should call the PDP and its thugs to order, adding that “the matter has been reported to the police in Ile-Ife and a petition would forwarded to the State Director of State Security Service (SSS) and Commissioner of Police for prompt action.”
He added that series of provocation would have been perpetrated by the PDP thugs since Saturday night when the first incident was reported.