The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are now in a verbal war over internal crisis being presently experienced in the PDP circle. However, the National Deputy Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Diran Odeyemi, yesterday accused the APC, of fueling the post-primary conflict ravaging the party, especially the court cases against Adeleke. Odeyemi, in a statement in Osogbo at the weekend, noted that APC was scared of what a united PDP could achieve in the September 22 poll and has been using its members to unsettle its flag bearer. Describing as a distraction the case against PDP candidate, Odeyemi urged members of the party not to fell for antics of APC, but to work towards ensuring a victorious outing for the PDP on the election day.
“We can’t afford to miss this opportunity to wrest Osun from the grip of the failing APC. We have it on good authority that the ruling party has been going about looking for willing hands within our fold to use against us.” In its response, the APC Publicity Director, Barrister Kunle Oyatomi, said: “Instead of PDP wasting its time, accusing the APC of being the cause of its problem, we would have thought that the PDP should exert whatever energy it has left to look for a credible replacement rather than beat about the bush, accusing the ruling party in the state of being the cause of its political calamity.” “We have no business inciting anybody to leave the PDP for the SDP or ADC. We did not ask Sen Adeleke to present forge certificate which he did not earn, according to the rumour circulating all over the place