Friday, February 25, 2022

Ward Congress: Osun PDP Dissociates Party From Killing In Iwo


The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disassociated the party from the killing of two persons in the state on Wednesday.

It was earlier reported that two persons were killed in Osun State on Wednesday after the PDP delegates’ congress to choose that will participate in the March 7 governorship primary election across the 332 wards in the state were disrupted by some armed thugs.

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Confirming the incident, Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, said two persons were killed while some members of the PDP were injured.

However, the PDP, in a statement by the party’s Publicity Secretary in Osun State, Hon Ayodeji Areola, appealed to the Osun State Police Command to “do a thorough investigation on the unfortunate death of a young man in Iwo yesterday”.

The party stated, “We wish to sternly state that the death of the young man had nothing to do with the adhoc delegate congress conducted by our great party across the 332 electoral wards yesterday.

“While we sympathize with the family of the deceased, our preliminary findings confirmed that the young man was killed by a rival gang with whom he had been having running battle over a financial transaction which culminated into his death on Wednesday.

“We want to place it on record that the deceased lived in Agoro quarters, a compound within precinct of Gidigbo ward where he should have participated in the ward congress if he was a member of PDP as being insinuated in some quarters.

“Findings also showed that the deceased mother is a staunch member of APC in Iwo and that as a matter of fact, participated in the recently held governorship primary election of APC alongside her son, the deceased. Therefore, he could not and was not a member of our party, the PDP.
“Again, the said fracas leading to untimely death of the young man had occured way before commencement of our party congress in Iwo and so, the desperation of some detractors to link such to our party congress was a mischievous and mindless machinations of enemies of our party in the State, who are clearly jolted by the conduct of the congress and the attendant outcome.

“The Osun State Police Command is advised not to allow itself to be dragged into political frivolities and carry out a professional investigation to unravel the immediate and remote cause of death of the young man.

“We make this appeal not just as a concerned party but to stem the brewing reprisals as friends of the deceased are reportedly regrouping against the other gang which is capable of causing further bloodshed. Good enough, the police reportedly have one of the suspects in the fracas in their custody and with that we believe, should assist them in their investigation.
“Osun PDP appeals to members of the public to disregard wicked rumours of violence in the peacefully concluded congress. Our noble party remains resolute to do everything at our disposal to restore Osun State to her glory days,” the statement read.

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