By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State has condemned the attack on its Secretariat by suspected political thugs, saying it was a desperate attempt to scare party faithful from attending an event scheduled for Tuesday
It was gathered that some unknown persons in the early hours of Tuesday invaded the party Secretariat located around Biket in Osogbo and destroyed billboards and some other properties
The party, in a statement signed by its State Chairman, Sunday Bisi, on Tuesday said the assault on the Secretariat was an act of cowardice and desperation taken too far.
Bisi stated that those who carried out the dastardly act and their backers should be ashamed of themselves because they ended up showing to the world how evil and dangerous they are to our democracy.
The statement said: “Our journey as a party is a journey to the promised land and no amount of attack or intimidation will scare us away from pursuing the rescue efforts of our dear state from a party that has mismanaged it over the last 10 years. Take it and let it sink, Osun PDP and the good people of Osun State can no longer be intimidated.
“Notwithstanding our resolve to be peaceful in our push for a new Osun, we must warn that we won’t condone unprovoked attack on our facilities or members. All political urchins in the hands of rejected looters should take note or they have themselves to blame in the end. This we reiterate, is not a joke.
“We are also by this release calling on the state Commissioner of Police, the Director of DSS and other security agencies to immediately set machineries in motion to investigate and track down the source of the attack on our Secretariat and fish the perpetrators.
“As much as it is in the culture of our party supporters to show restraint in the face of the unnecessary provocation, we ask security agencies to ensure adequate protection of our party’s assets and members. This will ensure confidence of our people in the security agencies to forestall breaking endurance limit of the people.”