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The Accord Party in Osun State has decried the ongoing violence in the state, saying it resulted from the inability of the state All Progressive Congress (APC) to conduct a rancor-free primary election.
Accord Party, in a statement by the Akin Ogunbiyi for Governor Media Team, said it has noted with regret pockets of violence and protests by APC members across the state, particularly the state capital over shoddy arrangements made for the party’s primary election.
The party noted that it was disgraceful and unpalatable that the party that claimed to be the family of the progressives cannot organise a democratic election within its fold.
“We as members of Accord declare that the APC is no longer fit to rule Osun State, the so-called ‘Ipinle Omoluabi’ and if Governor Adegboyega Oyetola cannot be trusted by his party men with a very minor assignment of presiding over primary election, then he also is no longer qualified to continue to govern this state; a state majorly populated by literates, business moguls, academicians and professionals in all realms of life.
“It is a big mistake to have voted for APC in the first instance, and to have committed the destinies of the people of the state in the hands of a man that lacks vision like Governor Oyetola. A house that is divided against itself shall fall”.
The statement called on Osun people to support and vote overwhelmingly for Accord and Dr. Ogunbiyi in the coming election in the interest of all and sundry.
The party sympathized with “innocent citizens including the reporter of The Nation Newspaper, Mr. Toba Adedeji who was hit by police bullets during the bloody violence.”