By Sikiru Obarayese
Osun State Police Command has explained that the policemen were deployed to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat on Monday to prevent attack on the place following intelligence report of plans by some thugs.
Osun Defender observed on Monday that a number of Police patrol vans and personnel were stationed at the entrance of the party secretariat located along Ota – Efun Road in Osogbo, but there was no harassment of anyone there.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, DSP Folashade Odoro, explained that the policemen were deployed to the party’s secretariat for preventive measures only.
She said that the deployment was to forestall breakdown of law and order.
However, in his reaction, the PDP chairman in the state, Mr. Soji Adagunodo, said a Police officer had called to inform him of the deployment, even though the leadership of the party did not request for such.
Adagunodo noted that the policemen did not harass any of the staff at the secretariat, but said the state PDP leadership was surprised over the Police action.
“We received a call from the Deputy Commissioner of Police that we are protesting, to the contrary, we are not protesting but only jubilating because of the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke at the tribunal .
“We are law – abiding party and we will continue to jubilate till the time of judgment of the Appeal Court.
“The grand jubilation will come when Supreme Court gives final judgment; we are not disturbed or afraid of the presence of the Police here.
“We are a peace – loving party and we will continue to be law – abiding, “ Adagunodo added.