The Ogun State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the devilish attack on its members and supporters during the governorship rally in Odogbolu town on Saturday.
Hoodlums attacked the supporters of the party governorship candidate for the 2019 general elections, Prince Dapo Abiodun, who was on ward-to-ward tour of Odogbolu local government area at the weekend.
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 slightly injured.
The injured officer 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.”
I a statement signed by Mr. Tunde Oladunjoye, the Publicity Secretary,
APC Ogun State Executive Caretaker Committee, the party called on the Inspector General of Police to quickly set up an independent panel, that will report to the police headquarters directly, to investigate not only the attack on the supporters of Prince Dapo Abiodun, but also the recently escalating political violence in the once peaceful state.
“We want to assure our teeming supporters all over Ogun State that our ward-to-ward tour to the nooos and crannies of Ogun State shall continue, as we will ensure that all that is humanly possible under the laws of the land, will be done to guarantee safety of lives and properties. We call on the police to be alive to their constitutional responsibilities,” it said.