If information at the disposal of OSUN DEFENDER is anything to go by, the eleven Action Congress (AC) lawmakers in the Osun State House of Assembly and opposition leaders may be subjected to another round of arrest, no thanks to the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains in the state over various petitions against Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola-led administration before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
OSUN DEFENDER reliably gathered that a notorious chieftain of the PDP from Osun West senatorial district of the state has taken the hatchet job upon himself mapping out strategies to be employed in carrying out the evil-oriented assignment, just to ensure that the lawmakers and leaders of major opposition political parties in the state are caged in prison custody.
One of the proposed strategies as mapped out by the leader, who had been known for such act, according to the source, was to commission some thugs that would plant some incriminating substances like Indian hemp and cannabis in the houses of the lawmakers and selected major opposition leaders in the state.
After the illegal substances might have been planted, the same notorious leader of the PDP has also reportedly concluded plans to inform the security agencies and direct them to where exactly the illegal substances might have been hidden.
The alleged plots of the ruling party, according to an impeccable source, was based on the endless disturbing petitions to the anti-graft commissions by the opposition lawmakers in the house and their leaders, which had reportedly sent jitters down the spines of the leaders of the PDP across the state.
It was also gathered that at the series of nocturnal meetings held at various locations across the state by leaders of the ruling party on how to stop the AC lawmakers and opposition leaders from further writing of their petitions to the anti-graft commission, several options were identified before they eventually arrived at the decision to adopt the notorious chieftain’s option.
During one of the meetings, a high-ranking PDP lawmaker in the state allegedly expressed his fear about the current position of the AC lawmakers, saying that it is no more business as usual, as the opposition lawmakers might have made up their minds to reveal all secret transactions of the House.
The source further revealed to OSUN DEFENDER that after thorough deliberations on how to stop the opposition lawmakers from pursuing their petitions before the anti-graft commission, the said notorious leader of the party allegedly told them not to worry, saying that he knew how to deal with the lawmakers.
When the said party leader disclosed his proposed strategy to the gathering, majority of them approved it and gave the leader the go-ahead to carry out the hatchet job. It would be recalled that the AC lawmakers in the state had recently petitioned the EFCC over the Constituency Development Project Fund (CDPF) paid into the individual accounts of each lawmaker in the state by Governor Oyinlola and subsequently returned the money to the government, saying that the payment to the accounts was illegal and unconstitutional.
Also, a similar petition was forwarded to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) by the opposition lawmakers, upon which some of the house officials like the Speaker, House Accountant and the Clerk of the House, have been summoned for interrogation by the EFCC.
Meanwhile, based on the petitions from different angles in the state to the anti-graft commission, some high-ranking government officials including the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade; Vice-chancellor, Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Professor Sola Akinrinade among others have been summoned and also interrogated by the EFCC.
By KAZEEM MOHAMMED