Few hours to the State Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, a group within the party, The United Front (TUF), says it has uncovered plot by the Unity Forum in sync with Mr. Tiri Olowoposi-led faction of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to incite violence at Obafemi Awolowo Stadium Ibadan, venue of the exercise.
TUF, in a statement signed by its Coordinator – Hon. Razaq Bello and made available to journalists in Ibadan on Friday, said it was informed of this by Unity Forum members who are seeking allegiance with mainstream Oyo State APC.
The statement read in parts:
“It has come to our knowledge from insiders within the Unity Forum who are making last-minute efforts to switch allegiance to the mainstream Oyo APC that Unity Forum leaders have engaged the service of Mr. Tiri Olowoposi-led faction of Oyo NURTW and other groups of armed thugs to attack party leaders and delegates at Obafemi Awolowo Stadium on Saturday, 30th of October 2021″
“The purpose is to incite violence at venue of Oyo APC State congress in order to cause crises and make the exercise inconclusive”.
“We are calling on all law enforcement agencies to mobilise extra armed security to protect teeming APC members who are coming from across the 33 LGs of the state”
“The heinous plot was perfected at Ikolaba residence of a former senator who is now leading Unity Forum struggles. One Mr. Olowoposi will command the thugs to invade Obafemi Awolowo Stadium to unleash terror on party leaders and delegates”.
“Mr. Tiri Olowoposi is a notorious hire assassin that the security agencies in Oyo State must not take lightly. He was contracted by a faction of PDP in Oyo State to disrupt the last PDP Southwest Zonal Congress in Osogbo but was nabbed” the statement concluded.