The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday urged Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Alkali Usman to call Governor Ademola Adeleke to order.
It raised the alarm over an alleged threat to security and peace in the state, barely 24 hours after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took the baton of leadership in the state. The party alleged that dozens of its members have been attacked.
The party also alleged that many properties, including APC campaign vehicles and billboards, particularly in Osogbo, the state capital, have been damaged.
In a statement by its Acting Chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, the party said: “Barely 24 hours after the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, took over power in Osun State, anarchy appears to have taken the centre stage.
“This is why the Osun State chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) has called on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Akali Baba Usman to urgently intervene in the ugly security situation in the state.
“We knew since yesterday that the beasts of yesteryears have returned to power, but we never imagined the extent of the havoc they are currently wrecking in Osun in less than 24 hours after the inauguration. Today Monday can be best described as a black day for our dear state.
“We are seriously disturbed and concerned about public peace and order, particularly the safety of our teeming members and supporters in Osun which has been under serious security threats since yesterday after the inauguration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the Governor of Osun State.
“As at the last count this morning (yesterday) more than 500 APC members have been attacked while a vehicle with APC campaign inscription was burnt in the Ayetoro area of Osogbo.
“Some of our party members have sustained various degrees of injuries and gun wounds at Old Garage, Ogo – Oluwa in Osogbo, and the ongoing senseless attack has already spilled to Ile Ife, Ilesa, Iwo, Ede, Ila, and Ikirun.”