“Three Already Dead, How Many More To Die For Folarin To Become Governor At All Cost?”–Oyo PDP Reacts To Killing Of Councilor, Two Others….
….says gruesome killing of innocent three, a tip of the iceberg of what’s to Come from Oyo APC, Folarin
The Oyo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that the killing of its ward 10 councilor in Ibadan South East local government by suspected All Progressives Congress (APC) thugs has confirmed it’s series of security alerts.
This was as the party maintained that it has been justified with the gruesome killing of the PDP Councilors and two others which the party said represents a tip of the iceberg of what was coming from the Oyo APC and it’s Governorship candidate, Folarin, who would stop at nothing to become governor at all cost.
The ruling PDP disclosed that it had at several times raised security alerts to concerned authorities to beam searchlight on the governorship candidate of the APC in Oyo state, Senator Teslim Folarin following brazen display of a sharp sword which under the law is an deadly weapon at one of his political rallies.
Akeem Olatunji, the Publicity Secretary of PDP in Oyo state, in a press statement on Thursday evening said, the gruesome killing of Sulaiman Ariyibi, Councilor representing ward 10 at the Ibadan South East Local Government parliament, has confirmed it’s earlier position that Oyo APC governorship candidate, Senator Folarin was about to unleash his killer squad on innocent electorates.
Describing the killing of the Ariyibi and two others whose identities are yet to be known, Olatunji said, the unfortunate incident was a tip of the iceberg of what the APC was bringing to Oyo state
It was earlier reported in a section of the online media as confirmed by the Oyo state Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Oyo state Police command, SP Adewale Osifeso, the killing of three in Ibadan on Thursday.
Earlier, while addressing journalists at the state Hospital, Adeoyo, Ring Road, Ibadan, where the bodies of the deceased were taken by PDP members, the serving federal lawmaker representing Ibadan South East/North East federal constituency at the national assembly, Hon. Abass Abass A. Adigun popularly known as Agboworin had described the incident as tragic and shocking.
He called on the police to carry out a thorough investigation in order to bring culprits to justice while alleging that Oyo state chapter of APC has taken the coming election as a do or die affairs.
While calling on the Police and other security agencies in the state to rise up in defense of the defenseless masses whose civic duty was entirely to go out and decide who their next governor and representatives would be for another four years, Olatunji reiterated the commitment of PDP in Oyo state to peace and tranquility being enjoyed under the leadership of the current Commissioner of Police, CP Adebowale Williams.
“We’re very disturbed as a party by this ugly turn of event. We never expected it would be taken this far by the Oyo APC and it’s Governorship candidate. Even through we suspected due to the desperation exhibited by Folarin particularly brazenly flaunting a sword at one of his rallies, we never thought his desperation would be worth any human life.
“Sadly, we have seen what they’re capable of and how far they’re determined to go. We have raised series of security alerts based on our confirmed intelligence gathering that Folarin was breeding a well funded killer squad ahead of this election but our security alerts were taken for granted.
“Unfortunately, we already have three innocent lives cut off from the surface of the earth on account of just one man’s desperation to become governor at all cost. So, we ask, now that they’ve killed three innocent men, how many more are they aiming at to make Folarin Governor at all cost?
“This is politics, you’re expected to sell your ideas to the people and wait for them to decide at the polls, what we are already witnessing in Oyo state with today’s event is worse than just a brazen show of beastly act but a tip of the iceberg of a Satanic agenda that’s coming if the people allowed it.
“In our PDP, we can only focus on spreading the gospel of Governor Makinde’s good governance and unwavering commitment to the development of Oyo state through human capital development as well as provisions of social amenities that make life comfortable for the people.”