The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) has cautioned the State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop its threat to plunge the State into an avoidable crisis over the conduct of the local government election.
According to the Osun APC chairman, Gboyega Famodun, in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Kola Olabisi, in Osogbo on Wednesday, the party frowned at the series of threats by the PDP at a press conference which was addressed by the State caretaker chairman of the party, Akindele Adekunle.
The Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSSIEC), under the chairmanship of Segun Oladitan had disclosed its readiness to conduct local government election in October.
According to the statement, “Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, who is still enjoying the protection of the constitution as the subsisting bonafide governor of the State would not allow any irritant to dictate to him on how to run his government within the stipulated four-year pact that he signed with the people of the state.
“There is an option available to approach the court instead of threatening to bring down the government of Oyetola.
“The PDP should be reminded that the law of sedition is firmly in force to deal with anyone who is contemplating an insurrection against any lawful authority.
“The statutory security outfits should also be at alert to nip in the bud any plans of any individual or group of renegades whose intention is to promote chaos in the State.”
Famodun, who stated that the use of self-help had no nexus with a democratic institution, explained that the OSSIEC as a corporate body can sue and be sued by anyone or a corporate body which has an axe to grind with it.