The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of embarking on clandestine moves to cause violence and embarrass judges who gave majority judgement at the election petition tribunal.

It said that the party has been meeting with students and ‘pseudo’ activists for the purpose of organising protest in Osun State and Abuja to heat up the polity.

The Chairman of PDP in Osun State, Hon. Soji Adagunodo, made the allegation on Tuesday, in a chat with newsmen in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

He said, “You will all recall that upon the declaration of Senator Adeleke as the actual winner of the election, there were spontaneous applause and jubilation all across the state.

“This was a reflection of the true wishes and aspiration of the people of Osun State, who freely gave their mandate to the PDP candidate and were so disappointed when the Electoral body in connivance with anti-democratic forces manipulated the process through what is now infamously known as remote control.

“It is therefore disheartening to inform the whole world about plans by the APC and the sacked government of Mr Gboyega Oyetola to orchestrate a series of phantom protests and demonstrations in parts of Osun State and Abuja against the well thought out judgement of the Tribunal.

“We have it on good authority that leaders of the APC and top functionaries of the State government have in the last 48 hours held series of meetings with some Students Union leaders and pseudo activists to plan the fake demonstrations.

“Monies running into over 500 million Naira have been earmarked as mobilisation fees for the various individuals and hired groups to be used for the ignoble exercise.

“Furthermore, Local Government chairmen are also being forced to cough out sums ranging between 20 and 30 million Naira to support sponsorship of newspaper articles and Television appearances to impugn on the integrity of the Hon Justices of the Tribunal and ridicule the judgement.

“We call on the Police, DSS and other security agencies to put a check on these nefarious plans as they will obviously constitute a threat to the peace and security of Osun State.

“We assure the good people of Osun State that our Party and the Governor-elect, Senator Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke will continue to defend the mandate given to us through all legal and constitutional means.”

However, the Director of Research, Publicity, and Strategy, Barrister Kunle Oyatomi, in his reaction, said the PDP should not be taken serious on any issue again, adding that they tend to accuse people of what they are about to do.

“I have nothing to say than to reemphasise the fact that PDP is not a serious party, their antics is to accuse others what they are planning to do.

“No serious person should take these people serious on any issue,” he said.

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