Hoodlums disrupt APC membership registration in Oyo by Omotoshola Sarimakin

By Omotoshola Sarimakin

A popular leader of the Oyo State Park Management has been alleged to have led a horde of hoodlums to Ward 12 , Polling Units 5 and 6 at the Aliiwo area of Ibadan where the ongoing membership revalidation / registration exercise of the All Progressives Congress was disrupted.

Our correspondent gathered that the alleged invasion of the polling units by the union leader caused a commotion that led to the temporary stoppage of the exercise on Tuesday .


The Publicity Secretary of the APC in the state , Dr Abdulazeez Olatunde , when contacted by our correspondent on Wednesday confirmed the incident .

He said such an act of hooliganism should be expected when the governance of the state had allegedly been taken over by “ persons hobnobbing publicly with certified hoodlums” .

Olatunde said , ” It is a sad development that such is happening in a state like Oyo State . Our registration exercise was disrupted . He led hoodlums to distrust the exercise and one begin to wonder if there is any correlation between our exercise and park management system .

“ But such should be expected when the seat of government is taken over by persons who publicly hobnob with certified hoodlums. The seat that mercurial Chief Obafemi Awolowo , Chief Bola Ige , Lam Adesina , and Senator Abiola Ajimobi occupied.


” What happened is a reflection of what is happening in the state . Nobody is safe , hoodlums have taken over everywhere . Security has collapsed and everything is turned upside down “.


But the Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state , Mr Akeem Olatunji , when contacted exonerated the ruling party from the disruption of the APC registration exercise .

He said the APC should look inward to find those responsible for the disruption rather than blaming the government and the ruling party for it .


He said , ” There are many factions within their party and the internal wrangling there is very obvious . Some of their leaders are known trouble makers and some of them who were with us were known for causing crisis when they were here.

“ Now that they have left us, the PDP is now peaceful. We are a party of responsible people . Let the APC look inward to find those responsible for the incident . We have no hand in their woes .


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