Ilesa Killing: APC, PDP In War Of Words

By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo

Following Friday, 25th July, 2014’s bloody clash between supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ilesa, Osun state that resulted to the death of one APC supporter, Tolu Adeosun, the two parties are now embroiled in a severe war of words.

While the Director General of campaign body of APC candidate in the Osun governorship election, Governor Rauf Aregbesola is accusing PDP members in Osun of killing Adeosun, the PDP in its remarks counter-accused APC of causing violence in the state thus calling on security agencies to investigate the murder of the man.

The Director General of Aregbesola’s re-election campaign organisation, Prof. Sola Adeyeye warned that the consequence would be grievous if APC members retaliate PDP attacks.

Adeyeye, a Senator representing Osun Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly said that the person killed was a die-hard supporter of Aregbesola who has just christened his child a few days ago.

He however accused the PDP to be the killer of the deceased and called on security agents to call the party to order or see the wrath of the masses adding that there is no monopoly of violence.

But in a separate statement by the state PDP Chairman, Alahji Ganiyu Olaoluwa, the party charged the police to hold the APC responsible for any bloodshed in Osun state before, during and after the August 9 gubernatorial election.

Alhaji Olaoluwa stated that the APC trade mark is violence and should be investigated thoroughly. The Chairman said that the APC was bent on formenting trouble and with their statement it should not be treated as empty threat.

The PDP chairman admonished the federal government and security agencies to give adequate protection to the people.

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