- An APC chieftain has accused the PDP and one of its chieftains in Osun state of nurturing thugs
- Honourable Ajibola Israel Famurewa, APC senatorial candidate in Osun East senatorial district, made the allegation recently
- According to Fameruwa, thugs loyal to Chief Francis Fadahunsi have been threatening the lives of people in the area
The All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate in Osun East senatorial district, Honourable Ajibola Israel Famurewa has alleged threat to the lives of the people of eight villages in Atakumosa East local government of the state.
Fameruwa, a serving member of the House of Representative representing Ijesa South federal constituency, said the thugs planning the violence are loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and one Chief Francis Fadahunsi, his opponent in the election.
Famurewa made this known when he led party leaders and other APC candidates to address a press conference on the security challenges of his zone after a meeting with the commissioner of police, Abiodun Ige at the state headquarters in Osogbo, the state capital.
Famurewa who expressed worries about the influx of thugs into the villages, said for over a week, the suspected thugs have been terrorizing people of the areas especially the supporters of APC.
According to him, a team of thugs led by Sanya Omirin and Folorunsho Aderibigbe popularly known as "Serere" searched, ransacked every household and started unleashing terror on houses accommodating APC supporters.
“The thugs were said to have armed with dangerous weapons like guns, axes and charms were moving around freely for four hours which the operation lasted.
“I have told Chief Fadahunsi times without number to desist from nurturing thugs. The information at my disposal indicates that Chief Fadahunsi bought and imported 100 guns (60 AK47 and 40 pump actions) into Osun. I told him to his face that election is not a do or die affair,” he said.
While calling on the police to swing into action and ensure the perpetrators are arrested, investigated and brought into book to face the full wrath of justice, Famurewa accused the DPO in charge of Iperindo division of bias, alleging that he is conniving with PDP thugs to unleash terror on his supporters.
Meanwhile, the minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole on Wednesday, February 13, embarked on a sensitization campaign in his home state of Osun, to educate Nigerians on how best to cast their votes, in order to eschew the menace of invalid votes that have characterized previous elections.
The campaign team of the minister under the aegis of Buhari Leekansi Initiative, visited Ijesa, to re-strategize on the best way to reach out and sensitize the electorates especially at the grassroots level on the need to vote wisely and not succumb to tricks by greedy and desperate politicians.
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