The Osun State chapter of All Progressives Congress has accused the Peoples Democratic Party of planning to cause violence at the Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Osogbo.
The APC alleged that the PDP planned to cause violence in order to force the panel to deliver ruling in its favour.
The state APC Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, made the allegation in a statement made available to journalists on Thursday in Osogbo.
The party, however, called on security agencies to prevent the PDP from “throwing the state into anarchy”.
The statement read, “The APC has alerted the state security agencies to prevent any attempt to cause a breach of the peace in the state.
“The State Election Petition Tribunal is a prime target of the PDP to put it under extreme pressure to decide in its favour.
“The election petition tribunal resumes sitting next week in Osogbo and we want security agencies to prevent the PDP from disrupting the peace in the state”.
But the PDP had earlier alleged that the ruling APC in the state was planning to cause violence and blame it on the opposition.
The APC called on security agencies to also investigate the allegation by PDP.
The Chairman of the state PDP, Alhaji Gani Olaoluwa, described the APC as “desperate and violent group of people.” He accused the APC of unleashing violence on members of the PDP following the “fake victory in the August 9 governorship election”.
He said, “If they want to carry out their violence against one another, they should just go ahead, and not drag our party into it. What in God’s name would have made APC thugs disguise as PDP members to their members and record same scenario?
“That is an attempt at propaganda and it is nothing short of a Hollywood stunt, but we call on security agencies to be alert to the APC’s evil machinations.
“We are urging the police and the Department of State Security and other security agencies to be alert to prevent the ruling party from fomenting trouble and passing the buck to this party”.