The Osun Progressive (TOP), a faction within the Osun State All Progressives Congress (APC), has claimed that some people within the party and government plan to attack faction leaders.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday in Osogbo, TOP chairman Reverend Adelowo Adebiyi said the planned attack was the result of the group’s struggle to restructure and revive the party.
However, Adebiyi said the alleged plan has been reported to the security services for investigation and other necessary steps.
“This urgent press conference is intended to capture information about the attempt by some elements, allegedly within the government and our party (APC), to attack and assassinate some of TOP leaders.
“It is important that we make this malicious intent known.
“We have informed relevant security authorities, who have assured us that we will take steps to investigate the information and protect the lives of the leaders and members of our caucus.
“We implore President Muhammadu Buhari, the Inspector General of Police, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chief of Staff to the President, Secretary of the Government of the Federation and Chief Bisi Akande, to intervene quickly and contain desperate elements. stop in Osun to stop APC from spilling the blood of innocents for their selfish interests,” Adebiyi said.
The acting secretary of the APC in the state, Rasaq Salinsile, also said that TOP’s leadership decided to make the “plan” known to the public to avoid casualties.
Salinsile said violence is alien to the family of progressives until some “elements” recently joined the party.
“The TOP leadership knows who should be held accountable should an attack be carried out against a member of the group or those of the party loyal to the Minister of the Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.”
But in a quick response, the state’s APC Caretaker chairman, Gboyega Famodun, said the allegation is unfounded.
Famodun, speaking through his media adviser, Kola Olabisi, said the allegation should be ignored.
“The allegation is unfounded. It cannot be substantiated. It should be ignored. Anyone can come up with any allegation.
“TOP should show proof of their claim.
“We are members of the same family. No one thinks ill of anyone’, Famodun . said