By G9ija

Osun State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the main opposition in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of importing people suspected to be political thugs into the state ahead of the Presidential and National Assembly elections coming up on Saturday.

The APC in a statement issued by Engr. Bashir Awoterebo, its Chairman, Campaign Committee, alleged that the political thugs were lodged at different locations at Ile Ife.

He said the committee noticed the movement of strange people from neighbouring states on the account of the opposition willing to win the forthcoming elections at all costs.

Awotorebo, said intelligence report by his committee has shown that some suspected desperate PDP leaders have illegally brought into the state some tough political thugs with the intention of causing mayhem before and during the Saturday presidential election.

Awotorebo who was worried with the development said he wondered why some politicians would turn politics, politicking and elections into a do-or-die affair, reminding disgruntled politicians who are importing political thugs into the federal constituency that those thugs are children of some parents.

He said the job they, the desperate politicians, could not assign to their children should not be given to the children of other parents simply because of pecuniary gain.

The campaign committee chairman said he had it on good authority that these political thugs who were imported into his territory from some neighbouring states are lodged in some hotels across the federal constituency.

It was based on this that he is tasking the new leadership of the police in the state and other security agencies to be proactive in nipping in the bud any likely nefarious activities of undesirable political thugs and their sponsors whose mission is to cause crisis in the state.

Awotorebo also enjoined the security agents to comb suspected abodes of the suspected PDP thugs and treat the owners of any hotels where they are found as accomplices of crime commission.

The campaign chairman who said he has pledged with God Almighty not to have anything doing with mayhem implored the security officers to put in their best to ensure that the Saturday election is not only devoid of crisis but free, fair and credible.

But when contacted, the State Chairman of PDP, Hon. Soji Adagunodo, denied the allegation saying it was untrue and unfounded allegation.

He explained that the party is not involved in any act that could cause crisis, adding that it has been law- abiding and has pressed it on all members to refrain from acts of thuggery and violence.

He said that it was the ruling party that has imported thugs into the state in order to retain power.