By Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo
Residents of Ota-Efun in Osogbo, the Osun State capital were thrown into confusion on Monday when armed policemen besieged the state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with patrol vans stationed at the entrance of the building.
Addressing journalists who visited the scene, the state chairman of PDP, Hon. Soji Adagunodo who confirmed the heavy presence of police operatives said the party did not invite them.
Adagunodo said they were suprised seeing the presence of policemen in their secretariat without being invited.
He said, “We saw grand mobilisation of police to our secretariat this morning. Whatever way the whole scenario turned out to be , we are not disturbed, we are not afraid. Their presence does not affect us as a political party.
“We received a call from the Deputy Commissioner of Police that we are protesting but in contrary, we are 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 from the Appeal court. The grand jubilation would come when supreme court gives final judgment.
“The APC are jittery after they organized a protest and they thought we were going to organise a counter protest but we said no, we allowed people to react and thank God that they were condemned entirety on the social media for their protest.”
Adagunodo however commended the police for being professional during their stay at the secretariat, saying they were doing their job.
The State Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO), Folasade Odoro while reacting said that the police were deployed to the place for preventive measure.
She disclosed that, there was a tip off that some suspected thugs were planning an attack on the place, hence the need for the command to deploy the police so as to forestall the breakdown of law and order.