By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
A governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Mr. Dele Adeleke has condemned the violence that mared the Ad-Hoc Delegate Congress of the party on Wednesday.
He also commiserated with the families of party members who lost their lives during the exercise.
Adeleke, in a statement issued and personally signed and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Osogbo said: “Politics should never get to this barbaric and archaic point, where we intimidate, maim and even kill people to win election.
“The particular attribute that makes human being higher than mere animals is the capacity to manage varied interests and conflict, without descending into lawlessness and barbarism.
“ PDP, a party that prides itself on the ideals of people-oriented politics, should not be found having its internal issues end in violence and the unfortunate death of party members who only came out to express their free desires
“PDP is a political party that should set example of peaceful conduct saying that all well-meaning leaders must rise to condemn the act of thuggery, violence and inhumanity that some persons within the party, displayed on Wednesday.
“We are well aware of the persons within the party who are trying hard to foist their desires on other members through any means possible. We know their antics and we can only remind them that only God has the capacity to enthrone and to dethrone.
“We were all alive in 2018 when despite at the precipice of victory, the PDP by a strange twist of fate, ended up losing the election. This reminds us that no matter what we do as individuals, the final verdict on our ambitions will still come from God.”
The governorship aspirant however condoled with the families of the party members who lost their lives during the congress.