Osun All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday traded blame over reported killing of two members of ruling party.
Three people were reportedly killed in Ede, the hometown of the Osun Governor-elect Senator Ademola Adeleke, on Friday and Saturday while members of PDP were sharing balance of governorship election fund.
The incident also led to razing of residence of Osun Assembly Minority leader of PDP, Babajide Kofoworola.
A statement by APC Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun through his media aide, Kola Olabisi, stated the alleged killings of the two APC members by suspected PDP thugs in Ede during the fracas over disagreement on the sharing formula of the PDP left-over election fund was senseless, primitive and wicked.
Famodun noted that the shameful and wicked act of killings of fellow human beings over electoral loots by the suspected PDP thugs was an indication that the Osun PDP is fundamentally challenged.
He urged Osun Commissioner of Police to thoroughly investigate the incident especially in the area that concerns an alleged compromised police chief who is said to be eyeing the position of the Chief Security Officer(CSO) of Senator Ademola Adeleke.
However, the PDP in a statement by the Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke through its spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed alleged that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola is planning to destabilise Osun State ahead of his exit from office in November.
He tasked the security agencies to swing into action and bring to book perpetrators of fatal attack and razing the house of Osun State House of Assembly Minority Leader, Akogun Babajide Kofoworola in a reprisal attacks.
The statement maintained that Adeleke strongly condemned the arson attacks on the lawmaker’s family and warned Governor Oyetola not to plunge Osun state into chaos as a consequence of his loss at the poll.