…Rivers’ Case‘ ll be Child’s Play – Party Threatens
Weeks before the proposed re-run election to fill the vacant seat of Ife Central State Constituency in the State of Osun House of Assembly, as a result of the demise of the former legislator representing the area, Honourable Oladejo Makinde, who died last December, the main opposition party in the state, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has concluded plans to unleash unprecedented mayhem on the electorate, should it lose the election.
OSUN DEFENDER gathered from authoritative sources that series of clandestine meetings have been held in various locations across the state in the past few weeks since the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) set the date for the re-run election.
One of the sources had confided in the medium that most of the meetings were held at the numerous houses owned by the defeated gubernatorial candidate of the party in the August 14th, 2014 election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, in the state scattered across the ancient town.
At the meetings, several issues reportedly came up for discussion; all tailored on the way to ensure victory for the PDP at whatever cost, as members saw the election as the last saving grace for the party, if it truly determines to stay relevant in the state.
“Our members see the coming re-run election in Ife Central Constituency as a do-or-die affair, as it remains the last stroke that will determine the fate of the party in the state. The election will also determine whether the party will stay afloat of go permanently into oblivion,” the source stressed.
To give teeth to the plan, a major stakeholder and financier of the party, whose penchant for violence is legendary has been gathered to have promised to supply logistics to ensure victory for the party at all cost starting with the provision of some vehicles to ensure smooth operation and mobility for those saddled with one responsibility or the other.
This same financier has also taken it upon himself to use his wide range connection in the police hierarchy to ensure hitch-free operations of the members of the party in the course of carrying out their various assignments. Feelers from the various meetings held mostly in the night have also revealed how a senior security officer, who was called on phone during one of the meetings, professed his allegiance and loyalty to the party, while promising to do all within his power to ensure victory for the party and assist in unleashing mayhem on prominent members of the ruling party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the area.
The officer was gathered to have promised a replica of what happened in Rivers State on APC members in the area in particular and the state in general should the need arise.
The grand plan, according to the party source, is to make the state ungovernable for the APC-led administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola as a prelude to the declaration of a state of emergency by the Federal Government.
“What happened in Rivers State would be a child’s play to what we have in store for Aregbesola and his party in Osun. We are going to use all available resources at our disposal to ensure the state becomes ungovernable for them. It will be a battle to finish,” he threatened.