The Ogun State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has vehemently condemned what it described as devilish attack on the party members and supporters in Odogbolu town on Saturday evening.
According to a Press release on Sunday January 13, 2019 signed by Tunde Oladunjoye, Publicity Secretary of APC Ogun State State Executive Caretaker Committee, the party condemned the attack of members and supporters while awaiting the arrival of the governorship candidate for the 2019 general elections, Prince Dapo Abiodun, who was on ward-to-ward tour of Odogbolu local government area.
It will be recalled that unknown gunmen opened fire on a crowd of supporters awaiting the arrival of Prince Dapo Abiodun at the venue of a planned grand rally in Odogbolu on Saturday, injuring three people, including a police officer.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement late Saturday confirmed that “some people in a bus shot indiscriminately along the road consequent upon which a policeman was injured. The injured policemen, according to the release has been treated and discharged.
He is presently at the station making statement. Meanwhile the commissioner of police has directed the area Commander and the DPO to ensure the arrest of the hoodlums.”
Oladunjoye stated having previously and publicly raised alarm last week over planned attack on their governorship candidate and supporters, called on the Inspector General of Police to quickly set up an independent panel, that would urgently investigate the attack and the escalating political violence in the once peaceful state and reeport to the police headquarters directly.
He assure the teeming supporters of the party all over Ogun State that the ward-to-ward tour to the nooks and crannies of Ogun State would continue, as they would ensure that all that was humanly possible under the laws of the land would be done to guarantee safety of lives and properties.
According to him, “We call on the police to be alive to their constitutional responsibilities”.
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