Osun governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Tuesday ordered the chairman of All Progressives Congress in Osun, Gboyega Famodun, to discontinue a criminal case he instituted against some party chieftains loyal to the former governor Rauf Aregbesola.
The chieftains were arrested and arraigned over the invasion of the party secretariat by suspected thugs during the sitting of the Appeal Committee set up to hear petitions from aggrieved party members on the recently conducted Ward Congress.
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The respondents include the state Secretary of the party, Rasaq Salinsile, former Chairman of the party, Adelowo Adebiyi, former Commissioner for Works and Transports, Kazeem Salami, former Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Special Needs, Biyi Odunlade, former Special Adviser to the Governor on Taxation, Gbenga Akano , a member of the APC in Ilesa, Alaba Popoola and one Azeez Adekunle.
The Governor in a statement made available to newsmen by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan in Osogbo called for calm in the party.
“The invasion of the party secretariat by armed thugs stands condemned as no sane society will condone the resort to self help in settling disagreements within a family,” the statement said.
“But as the Governor, I have directed our party chairman to discontinue the matter in the interest of peace and harmony within the party.”