By Nkasi Kolie
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Tuesday, appealed to the Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Prince Gboyega Famodun, to discontinue the charge instituted against some chieftains of the party who were arraigned in court, on Monday, for alleged assault.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, said that the governor was away when the incident occurred.
“However, upon his return to the State on Monday, Oyetola summoned an emergency meeting of the party stakeholders and insisted that as members of the same family, whatever differences that existed could be resolved without necessarily resorting to litigation.
“To this end, he has directed the party chairman in the state to withdraw the complaints and take necessary measures to discontinue the matter.
“The invasion of the party secretariat by armed thugs stands condemned as no sane society will condone the resort to self help in settling disagreements within a family.
“But as the governor, I have directed our party chairman to discontinue the matter in the interest of peace and harmony within the party,” the statement added.
Oyetola, who had in the wake of the crisis, directed security operatives to take charge of the party secretariat to prevent further breakdown of law and order, also condemned what he termed the ‘unruly behaviour’ exhibited by some aggrieved members of the party at the APC Secretariat in Osogbo.
While sympathising with individuals who sustained injuries during the said invasion, Oyetola condemned the invasion on party secretariat and appealed to party members not to resort to self help whenever there are disagreements among them