The Osun State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has alerted security apparatus in the state over the plan by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate in next month’s election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, to assassinate top leaders of the APC.
APC said the assassins, who are from the Niger Delta, were contracted to kill Alhaji Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke (the first civilian governor of the state), Elder Peter Babalola (aka Peter Action), Chief Olu Abiola and Alhaji Fatai Oyedele.
The hired killers, APC reliably gathered, have already began surveillance on the four leaders.
Osun APC Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi, in a statement on Friday, said credible sources from the PDP alerted the party that top PDP officials took this decision at a meeting in Lagos.
“We are, therefore, alerting Nigerians of the horrible dimension to which the PDP’s desperation for power has taken.
“The PDP in Osun State has gone berserk and its members’ diabolical lust for power has become so murderous that they seem to care less about innocent lives.
“We are reliably informed that the reason the PDP has suddenly become this desperate is that in spite of everything the party has done, the majority of the people of Osun and their leaders remain resolutely committed to the APC and totally opposed to PDP ideas.
“We, therefore, alert Nigerians and all those who care about life and democracy that they should hold the PDP responsible for any harm that may come to these APC leaders, or any chieftain and members of our party.
“Nigerians should also hold the party responsible for whatever abduction or physical assault that may result in the death of anybody in Osun State in the circumstances of the senseless violence the PDP has introduced to the electoral process and activities leading to the August 9 election and thereafter”, the APC said.