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Osun: APC, PDP Trade Words Over Adeleke’s Security Threat



The All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) traded words on Wednesday over the security alarm raised by Governor Ademola Adeleke on the alleged plans by hoodlums to attack schools and farm settlements in the state.

Adeleke had said intelligence reports revealed plans to attack schools and carry out abductions, as well as farm settlement, stressing that he had summoned a security council meeting to tackle the situation.

In response to Adeleke’s alert, the APC, through a statement by its state chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, accused the governor of creating undue panic by issuing false security warnings about the state.

Lawal expressed disappointment, stating that it was disheartening for a governor to stoop so low as to divert the public’s attention.

He said, “Governor Adeleke should sit up for once and give the people of the state the quality governance he promised the people during his campaign instead of engaging in the creation of another phoney agenda meant to have a diversionary motive.

“We are not politically inexperienced not to have an understanding that the Adeleke-invented security threat against the state is a ploy to shift their attention from discussing his ill-thought-out N100bn white elephant when hunger is working on four legs in all the streets in the nooks and crannies of the state.

“There is nothing wrong in a government being proactive on security issues, but it is criminal and an express admission of failure for any government to use the same as a weapon of deceit to confuse the governed.”

In reply, Sunday Bisi, the state PDP chairman, criticized the Osun APC, calling them inhumane, unpatriotic, and delusional for refuting reports of threats to peace and security in the state.

“We find it reprehensible and condemnable for the state APC to deny reports that have been confirmed by virtually all the security agencies in the state. Must the APC play politics with everything?

“A patriotic governor raised the alarm on security threats and he summoned the state security council meeting. The council meeting attended by top security and service commanders reviewed the situation in the light of their field reports and mapped out preemptive measures.

“The resolution of the state security meeting was made public including a list of steps the state is to take to stop the threats from materialising. Instead of commending the governor for his foresight, the opposition has chosen to play bad, sore loser again, levelling unfounded allegations and playing games with the lives and properties of our people.

“As a party, the PDP government is too well focused on delivering on social programmes designed to restore the state from the depth of under-development the state was plunged into for 12 years,” the statement read.