The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Osun State has urged the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to ignore petitions made by the opposition party, All Progressive Congress (APC), calling for the arrest of PDP leaders in the state.
PDP in Osun State made this known in a statement released and signed by its Caretaker Committee Chairman, Dr Akindele Adekunle.
Describing the opposition party as lazy, the PDP warned APC to stop playing politics by manipulating election results.
PDP went further to warn Iyiola Omisore, the APC national secretary, and his allies, to stop underestimating the strength and determination of people of Osun.
The statement reads,
“To learn playing politics by the rules and not always scheming to circumvent the will of the people, warning that such habitual laziness and opportunistic tendencies will burst out of the roof and throw the country into flames.”
“PDP reckoned that such lazy audacity is dangerous in a determined society where people are poised to invest their electoral franchise in the PDP as the only political party walking the talks of their wellbeing as against the APC’s mantra of force of poverty to suppress and repress the people.
“We warn that the APC national secretary, Iyiola Omisore and his co-travellers in this latest voyage should exercise restraints and stop underestimating the strength and determination of the good people of Osun State.”
“The PDP understands that the IGP, Baba Usman is under intense pressure to carry out hatchet jobs of indiscriminate harassment and arrest of PDP leaders ahead of rescheduled state assembly election in Osun State. We however advise the police boss to be diligent and see through the evil plans at this hour of our national life and refuse to be pressured into dangerous politics of insatiable hounding of perceived political opponents.
“We are not unaware of presence and housing of the police team sent to Osun State from Abuja to effect indiscriminate arrests of PDP stalwarts in Osun are presently being teleguided in the Ile-Ife house of Iyiola Omisore. Let it be known that Osun people will resist all attempt to intimidate or cow them into submissions.
“Democracy is about good governance and Apc was rejected by the people of the state because they fell short of it. The police must therefore not be a willing tool to reinforce failure in our nation and Osun State in particular.
“The IGP will do well to investigate properly, all lies and unfounded accusation cramped on his table by Omisore and other serial election riggers, who are merely looking for police accomplice or partnership to subvert the inevitable electoral verdict of Osun people”.