Amosun Has Documented History Of Violence,’ Ogun APC Youth Tells Police IG - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Amosun Has Documented History Of Violence,’ Ogun APC Youth Tells Police IG

••• Ex - Governor Is A Man Of Peace, Says Amosun's Camp


The Daily Crucible | Tuesday, May 3, 2022

By Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

Conference of Ogun APC Youth Leaders, an umbrella body of APC Youth Leaders in Ogun State, has called on the Inspector general of Police (IGP) to nip in the bud, the proposed protests by some so-called human rights activists against governor Dapo Abiodun.

The APC Youth Leaders alleged that the sponsor of the planned protest is the immediate past Governor of Ogun State and the current Senator representing Ogun Central District, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.

They said the notice became necessary to enable the police take steps to avert a breach of peace, alleging that the former Governor has a history of political violence.

In a petition dated May 2, 2022, addressed to the Inspector General of Police and jointly signed by the Ogun State  APC Youth Leader, Comrade Aremu Babatunde, Deputy State Youth Leader, Mr. Adefolu Sabur; Ogun East Senatorial District Youth Leader, Adesina Lawal Olayinka; Ogun West Senatorial District and Ogun Central Senatorial Youth Leader, Comrade Adeniyi Clement Adebayo, the body alerted that there is imminent breach of peace and order if the planned protests is allowed to happen either in Abuja or Ogun State.

The letter titled, “Notice Of Impending And Possible Breach Of Public Peace At The National Secretariat Of The All Progressives Congress (APC) Abuja And In Ogun State By Senator Ibikunle Amosun” read in part:
“We humbly write to notify you of an impending, imminent and possible violent protest being planned by some politically motivated persons under the guise of “Human Rights Activists”, against Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR, the Governor of Ogun State.

We have it on good authority that the plan is being desperately championed by a former Governor of Ogun State and a current Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.

Their plan is to present a baseless and spurious petition to the National Chairman (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, alleging Prince Dapo Abiodun of frivolous allegations and seeking for his disqualification in the gubernatorial contest in 2023, which the Governor had shown and expressed his interest in contesting.

The plan to storm the APC Secretariat is borne out of the share hatred for the incumbent governor whose three years of good performance has dwarfed the eight years of the vague performance of his predecessor in office. Hence, the resort to pull the Governor down by all means.

It is noteworthy that the said ex-Governor is also sponsoring campaign of calumny against Prince Dapo Abiodun using social media nonentities to cast aspersions and unfounded allegations against the Governor.

Their mischievous plan after the proposed Abuja protest is to replicate same in Abeokuta and other parts of Ogun State.

Ogun State has been peaceful since the assumption of office of the present Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun. Any attempt to take us back to the better-forgetting era of political brigandage and broad way political violence will, predictably, be resisted by the good people of Ogun State.

The Senator sponsoring the impostors posing as rights activists has a history of political violence. We have not forgotten how President Muhammadu Buhari and APC leaders were stoned during APC presidential campaign rally on February 11, 2019 at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta.

Many of the victims of that inglorious stoning of Mr. President by members of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), a party formed and still being financed by the immediate past Governor, are still licking their wounds that are yet to heal. Any further act of shenanigan by this politician who was once suspended by our party, even as a sitting Governor, will most probably reopen the old wounds.
Sir, we humbly conclude that this letter of alert by reference to Section 4 of the Police Act which states thus:

“The police shall be employed for the prevention and detection of crimes, the apprehension of offenders, the preservation of law and order, the protection of life and property and the due enforcement of all laws and regulation with which they are directly charged..”

Consequent upon the above, we humbly appeal to you to use your good offices in nipping this impending, deliberate and imminent politically sponsored protests, which may lead to the breach of public peace in the bud, by urgent investigation into this evil plan and calling the senator and his hired activists into order.
Sir, remember “a stitch in time, saves nine.”

Efforts were made  to contact Senator Amosun and his people for reaction in respect of the allegation but it was without success.

However, The Daily Crucible recalls that Amosun had always preached peach and safety while his tenure as governor of Ogun State lasted, even as he did caution people against de - marketing Ogun State through raising of unnecessary alarm about security and threats to life or property.

In the build up to the 2019 general elections, Amosun was reported to have said, "Nobody is going to kill anybody, if you have the love of Ogun State, don’t de-market it by raising alarm of threats and intimidation. Nobody will kill anybody" in apparent reference to some politicians raising the alarm of threats and intimidation at the time.

Also, a source close to Amosun who craved anonymity told our Reporter on Tuesday that the former governor is a man of peace, saying he had even earlier issued an instruction to his camp that nobody should in anyway challenge Dapo Abiodun or his government on government policy matters.

"Amosun had given a standing instruction to his people that nobody should challenge Dapo Abiodun's government on policy issues. It was a standing instruction given to them since 2019 that they should allow him to run his government, that nobody from his camp should challenge the governor. That was the instruction given to his people immediately Dapo Abiodun was sworn - in," the source said.

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