Governor Isiaq Oyetola of Osun State has directed Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Gboyega Famodun, to abort ongoing litigation against some chieftains of the party.
The State Affairs NG reported how the Osun State APC dragged some loyalists of the Minister Of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola to Osogbo Magistrate Court on Monday.
Arraigned before the Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara were Caretaker Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in the State of Osun, Hon Rasaq Salinsile and former Chairman of the party, Reverend Adelowo Adebiyi, former Commissioner for Works and Transports, Engr. Kazeem Salami, former Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Special Needs, Com. Biyi Odunlade, former Special Adviser to the Governor on Taxation, Barr. Gbenga Akano, a member of the APC in Ilesa, Alaba Popoola and Azeez Adekunle.
They were accused of assaulting one Muideen Ajetunmobi and Usman Lekan at the APC Secretariat o. August 14, 2021.
Governor Oyetola’s directive is contained in a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Tuesday.
The statement said “: The Governor, who was away when the incident occurred had, in the wake of the crisis, directed security operatives to take charge of the party secretariat to prevent any further breakdown of law and order.
” He however also condemned what he termed the “unruly behaviour” exhibited by some aggrieved members of the party at the APC Secretariat in Osogbo. He said no sane society would condone any act of lawlessness.”
“However, upon his return to the State on Monday, Oyetola summoned an emergency meeting of the party stakeholders and insisted that as members of the same family, whatever differences that existed could be resolved without necessarily resorting to litigation.”
“To this end, he has directed the party chairman in the state to withdraw the complaints and take necessary measures to discontinue the matter.”
“The Governor, who sympathised with individuals who sustained injuries during the said invasion, further condemned the invasion and appealed to party members not to resort to self-help whenever there are disagreements among them.”
“The invasion of the party secretariat by armed thugs stands condemned as no sane society will condone the resort to self-help in settling disagreements within a family.
“But as the Governor, I have directed our party chairman to discontinue the matter in the interest of peace and harmony within the party,” the Governor said.