The Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) yesterday known as on the Inspector Basic of Police and the Director Basic of the Division of State Providers (DSS) to research the safety lapses that led to an assault on Nigerians on the premises of the Ogun State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta.
The occasion said this whereas condemning what it described because the violent assault on its members, together with its chief in Ogun State, Otunba Segun Sowunmi, journalists and different Nigerians, by thugs it alleged had been mobilised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to disrupt the proceedings on the tribunal.
The PDP alleged the assault was aimed toward instilling worry, disrupting the proceedings of the Tribunal, making a siege mentality on the folks and the Judiciary in order to truncate the supply of justice within the Petition filed by the PDP governorship candidate, Hon. Ladi Adebutu. PDP alleged the Ogun State Governorship election was rigged in favour of APC candidate, Governor Dapo Abiodun.
An announcement by the nationwide publicity secretary of PDP, Hon Debo Ologunagba, stated info accessible to the occasion indicated that the hoodlums had been mobilised by APC leaders who’re afraid that the manipulations and rigging might be uncovered on the Tribunal.
“The assault by the APC is a direct assault on the establishment of the Judiciary, the Election Tribunal and a critical menace to the sustenance of Democracy in our nation.
“Our Social gathering is distressed that the assault by the APC on our leaders and members, journalists and different harmless Nigerians reportedly occurred within the full glare of police operatives and different safety brokers, who had been stated to have made no try and arrest or cease the APC hoodlums from unleashing violence on the Tribunal. Such state of affairs is indicting on Nigeria’s safety authorities which requires pressing consideration.”
The PDP nonetheless known as on “the Inspector Basic of Police and the Director Basic of the Division of State Providers (DSS) to direct an instantaneous investigation into the safety lapses that may have paved means for such unchecked assault on the establishment of the Judiciary and different harmless Nigerians on the premises of the Electoral Tribunal.
“Our Social gathering, standing with the folks of Ogun State, calls for that these behind the assault have to be tracked down and dropped at ebook instantly particularly as there are ample proof from video recordings of this shameful and dastardly motion by the APC sponsored hoodlums.
“The PDP nonetheless states that the folks of Ogun State and the PDP won’t ever be deterred or cowed by the APC to surrender the authentic and constitutional pursuit for the restoration of the mandate freely given to our Social gathering and Governorship candidate in Ogun State, Hon. Ladi Adebutu, and nothing will change that resolve.
“Our Social gathering additionally calls on all our members, supporters and other people of Ogun State to stay calm however at alert and able to use each means throughout the ambit of the regulation to withstand the APC in its plots to disrupt the Tribunal and subvert the course of justice within the matter,” the occasion stated.