By Ayobami Agboola, Osogbo
Armed policemen on Monday besieged the Osun state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as patrol vans were stationed at the entrance of the building.
When our correspondent visited the secretariat located along Ota-Efun Road, Osogbo, policemen were seen in their large numbers.
Fielding questions from journalists, the PDP Chairman, Hon Soji Adagunodo who confirmed the heavy presence of police operatives said the party did not invite them.
Adagunodo further explained that though, they were not disturbed by the presence of the policemen at the secretariat but were surprised because they were not invited.
“We saw grand mobilisation of police to our secretariat this morning. Whatever way the whole scenario turned out to be , we are not disturbed , we are not afraid. Their presence does not affect us as a political party.
“We received a call from the Deputy Commissioner of Police that we are protesting . In contrary, we are not protesting but only jubilating because of the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke at the tribunal.
“We are law abiding party and we will continue to jubilate till the time of judgment from the Appeal court. The grand jubilation would come when supreme court gives final judgment.
“The APC are jittery after they organized a protest and they thought we were going to organise a counter protest but we said no, we allowed people to react and thank God that they were condemned entirety on the social media for their protest. ”
He commended the police for being professional during their stay at the secretariat, saying they were doing their job.
Reacting , the Police Public Relations Officers for the Osun state Command, Folasade Odoro said that the police were deployed to the place for preventive measure.
She further explained that , there was a tip off that some suspected thugs were planning an attack on the place , hence the need for the command to deploy the police so as to forestall the breakdown of law and order.
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