The Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress in Osun State on Friday traded allegations of the plot to disrupt state assembly elections.
The PDP, had in a statement by its acting chairman, Dr Akindele Adekunle, accused former governor of the state, Adegboyega Oyetola, and the APC National Secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore, of holding a meeting where they perfected a plot to disrupt the poll across the state.
The party also said the APC leaders had planned to cause mayhem in 25 state constituencies known as PDP strongholds, and bombarded them with sporadic gunshots, abduction of leaders or outright assassination.
Condemning what it tagged ‘desperation’ by the APC leaders,’ the PDP further said, “For a former Governor and a National Secretary of a political party to sit down to plot evil against the state is the height of irresponsibility.
“We reliably gathered that the meeting drew up plans to attack PDP strongholds on Saturday using fake policemen already imported into Osun state and distributed across strongholds of the PDP in the state.
“The meeting pencilled down 25 state constituencies known as PDP strongholds to bombard with sporadic gunshots, abduction of leaders and outright assassination where necessary.
“The cold-blooded meeting further agreed to lay siege on Ede Federal Constituency, the home of the state governor and put Ife and Ijeshland on lockdown through violent attacks on PDP leaders and supporters.
“The ultimate goal of the duo of Omisore and Oyetola was to scare voters away and ensure maximum disruption of Saturday’s electoral process.”
But while responding to the allegation, Osun APC in a statement by its acting chairman, Mr Tajudeen Lawal, described it as a mere conjecture fabricated by the PDP in order to sell a dummy to the security agencies.
It further read in parts, “It is shameful that it is the same PDP that has secured the order of the Federal High Court, Osogbo to restrain the police from inviting, arresting and detaining the political thugs they fraudulently portrayed as the leaders of their party ahead of tomorrow’s elections.
“Assuming without conceding that Oyetola and Omisore held a meeting on the fortunes of their party, when has it become illegal for two leaders of the leading political party in the state to meet? The allegation is a load of bunkum characterised by the figment of the imagination of its peddlers.
“We are not unaware of the plot of the state PDP to deploy fake soldiers and police tomorrow to harass, arrest, maim and kill our members and supporters.
“The police should be in the know of the fact that the Osun State chapter of the PDP is accusing the APC of what the ruling party is planning to do tomorrow.”