The government of the State of Osun on Friday, 23rd January, 2015, accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state of making good its plot to create confusion around the premises of the Court where the Osun Election Petition Tribunal has been sitting.
A statement by Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s media aide, Semiu Okanlawon, stated that sequel to a false accusation against Governor Aregbesola by the PDP two days ago over a purported plot to bring hoodlums to pose as members of the Judiciary workers union and prevent lawyers and members of the tribunal to gain access into the premises, a fairly large population of hoodlums loyal to the PDP actually stormed the premises of the court today and created confusion also around the Government House premises.
The statement recalled that the government had called on the security agencies in the state to view PDP’s false accusation against Aregbesola two days ago as indication of their own plot to unleash violence on innocent people of Osun and the need to arrest anybody who breaches the peace of the state under whatever guise.
The statement said after the failure of the PDP’s hoodlums to unleash violence on innocent people, they resorted to baseless wild jubilation claiming that the tribunal had declared their candidate winner of the August 9th 2014 governorship poll.
“It is startling how PDP leaders, their members and sponsored hoodlums could go to town jubilating over a non-existing verdict. The parties to the petition only made final submissions to the tribunal.
“Expectedly, the tribunal adjourned sine die (indefinitely) in order to return at a later date to announce its judgment date,” the statement noted.
The statement advised members of the public to dismiss PDP claims and view it as just another in the litany of the party’s lies and manipulations.