IT seems the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led administration in Osun State has not relented in its onslaught on the opposition political party leaders in the state, as the ruling party has allegedly concluded a fresh plot to keep some chieftains of the Action Congress (AC) out of circulation before the end of the year.
OSUN DEFENDER gathered that all the arrangement on how to effect the alleged proposed onslaught before the end of the year was concluded at a nocturnal meeting held at the palace of a prominent traditional ruler in Osun East Senatorial District of the state.
The meeting, reportedly held with the attendance of the embattled Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola and the said monarch, identified some of the AC leaders to be arrested and remanded in prison custody on trumped-up charges.
Some of the AC chieftains allegedly planned to be arrested are the President, Oranmiyan Worldwide, Prince Felix Awofisayo and the Chairman, the Ultimate Group, Otunba Jumoke Ogunkeyede among others, a source revealed.
A source at the meeting, hinted that the monarch disclosed that Awofisayo, Ogunkeyede and other party chiefs from the senatorial district have continued to be a threat to the PDP in the zone.
When the issue was raised at the meeting, it was learnt that the governor allegedly vowed to deal with the AC leaders from the zone, saying that he was only respecting the monarch for not to have caged the party leaders before now.
But the monarch reportedly cautioned the governor and promised to handle the onslaught against the opposition leaders, especially from his domain.
The source informed OSUN DEFENDER that the monarch, being an overseer of his domain, reportedly said that he would prepare every ground to make the proposed onslaught a smooth assignment.
It was further gathered that the governor then allegedly promised to get in touch with the state police boss, Mr. John Moronike to direct his boys to effect the caging of the opposition leaders. It would be recalled that series of arrests and detention of the opposition political party leaders on trumped-up charges have been effected by the state police command prior to the alleged directive of the governor.
The most recent of the onslaught was the arrest and detention of the AC State Chairman and the Secretary, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti and Prince Gboyega Famodun respectively.
Reacting, the AC Director of Research and Strategy, Mr. Sunday Akere said that the fresh plot against the opposition leaders was not new.
According to him, the plan was another diversionary tactics to stop the opposition leaders from toeing the line of truth, adding that no matter the level of intimidation and arrest, the leadership of the party in the state would remain steadfast.
Akere then called on the AC supporters and admirers not to be carried away with what he called the “illegal arrest and detention”, of their leaders, urging them to remain resolute.
By KAZEEM MOHAMMED