SDP PETITIONS THE POLICE ON ASSAULTS ON ITS MEMBERS IN ONDO STATE

The National Working Committee of the Social Democratic Party has made its displeasure known to the Commissioner of Police of Ondo State and the Inspector General of Police in Abuja.

This has been made on behalf of the Party by its Deputy National Chairman (South), Dr. Olu Agunloye in a letter addressed to Ondo State Commissioner of Police dated 17 August 2020 bringing to the attention of the Commissioner of Police to “emerging dangerous developments which have led to unwarranted attacks on members of the Social Democratic Party in the State”.

Dr. Agunloye further drew attention of the Commissioner of Police to the following cases with photographs:
a. On 12 August 2020: Our Candidate, Mr. Henry Adeniran Aiku was assaulted by suspected APC members at 10.30pm at Sijuade Area in Akure. His assailants pounced on him when he asked why they were tearing off his (Aiku’s) posters. The case was later reported to the DPO at Ala Police Station and also to PPRO at the State headquarters.
b. On 14 August 2020: Our member, Mr. Adeola Adeboboye, was attacked at 7.30 pm near Maronu market beside the new stadium in Akure. The hoodlums shouted: “where is the chairman?”; “why are you disturbing Government with useless jingles”.
c. On 16 August 2020: In one day, 12 banners of our candidate, Princess Ronke Oluyede were destroyed at Ayede Ogbese in Akure North LG by suspected APC members, thugs or supporters at night before daybreak of Sunday, 16 August.

The letter said the National Working Committee of SDP is worried about these assaults and “especially as fingers are pointing at APC members or their thugs” and the party has demanded that the Commissioner of Police should “call the leadership of APC in Ondo State to order to forestall further degeneration of law and order in the State”.

Dr. Agunloye also said that his Party is making strenuous efforts to keep their members calm in the face of unwarranted hostilities.

18 August 2020

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