The members of the Rasaq Salinsile faction of the Osun All Progressives Congress (APC), and The Osun Progressives (TOP) have stormed the headquarters of the Osun State Police Command in a peaceful protest.
The protesters are warring in opposition to the assault on the convoy of Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Inside in Osogbo remaining Monday.
The protesters have been led by Rasaq Salinsile, the Osun APC factional Chairman and Adelowo Adebiyi, the Chairman of The Osun Progressives (TOP).
Salinsile, whereas addressing the media, talked about the place of the Osun Police Command on the assault was absurd and unbelievable together with that as bonafide residents of Osun, it was becoming not attainable for residents to reside beneath the security of police throughout the state.
In his phrases, “We found your Command’s place on the assault on the Minister for Inside, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola contained throughout the press launch of February 15, 2022, absurd, disturbing and unbelievable.
“As bonafide residents of Nigeria and the socio-political setting generally known as the State of Osun, we positioned on file as quickly as additional that you just’re incapable of residing as a lot because the billings of your core obligation as a protector of lives and property of all residents.”
Within the meantime, the Osun Police Command had earlier warned in opposition to any kind of protest in any part of the state.
The Police had in a press launch signed by Yemisi Opalola, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, talked about it had been availed of intelligence that clandestine plans have been in by some group of people to embark on a protest which is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.
Whereas noting that the police frown at any kind of protests beneath any guise while elections are throughout the nook, the command generally known as on folks and groups planning such and their sponsors to jettison their plans as a result of it was completely able to make use of all official means to avert such protest.
The command held that allegations and counter-allegations have been anticipated nonetheless the police being apolitical will discharge its duties with out bias.
“Battle-mongers, troublemakers, people, group or groups intending or planning to set off, create or execute any act of violence sooner than, all through and after the primary/gubernatorial elections should, of their very personal curiosity, go away the State quietly and peacefully.
“The Police and totally different security companies throughout the state will protected a stage participating in ground for all political occasions, politicians and the entire eligible electorates to coach their franchise whereas we is just not going to hesitate to deal decisively and contained in the ambit of regulation, with anyone, group of people who attempt to foment hassle and throughout the course of disrupt the smooth conduct of the elections.
“Though all allegations and counter-allegations aren’t sudden, it is pertinent to state clearly proper right here, that the police is apolitical, and we’ll discharge our duties with out bias or favor to any specific individual or people irrespective of their political affiliation.”
The discharge moreover urged the residents to go about their lawful actions nonetheless appealed to of us and guardians to not allow their wards be used to foment hassle throughout the state.