The party alleged that over 500 of its members have been attacked and several properties have been destroyed including APC campaign vehicles, and billboards, particularly in Osogbo, the state capital.
Speaking via a statement issued by the Acting State Chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, the APC stated that the return of the PDP into governance marked the continuation of brigandage and political siege of yesteryears.
The party said: “Barely 24 hours after the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, took over power in Osun State, anarchy appears to have taken the centre stage.
“This is why the Osun State chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Akali Baba Usman to urgently intervene in the ugly security situation in the State.
‘’We knew since yesterday that the beasts of yesteryears have returned to power, but we never imagined the extent of the havoc they are currently wrecking in Osun in less than 24 hours after the inauguration. Today Monday can be best described as a black day for our dear State.”
They lamented over the public disturbance and the safety of their members adding that there has being serious security threats after the inauguration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the Governor of Osun State.
The party revealed that a vehicle with APC campaign inscription was burnt in the Ayetoro area of Osogbo adding that several of their members have sustained various degrees of injuries and gun wounds.
“It is regrettable to see how political thugs are openly displaying guns and shooting sporadically across the state, and sadly, some men of the Nigeria Police Force are providing a shield for the criminals, particularly in the attack that happened at Old Garage, where Anti-Cultist Police unit team provided cover for hoodlums to attack innocent people in the area.
‘’It will be recalled that last week, we raised a concern about the subject matter that PDP has concluded plans to destroy our party campaign facilities and attack our members. Today, we are vindicated because the attacks were carried out in a pattern and manner we have noticed and reported to the police,” the statement added.