APC asks IGP to probe bloody rally in Ogun

The Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has asked the Inspector – General of Police , Ibrahim Idris , to probe the bloody rally held in Odogbolu last Saturday evening .

The publicity secretary of the party ’ s caretaker committee in the state, Tunde Oladunjoye , said this in a statement issued to journalists in Abeokuta on Sunday.

Oladunjoye said the party , in the strongest possible terms , condemned the attack on the members and supporters of the APC in Odogbolu.

He explained that the violence ensued while the members awaited the arrival of the party ’ s governorship candidate in the 2019 general elections, Dapo Abiodun , who was on a ward – to – ward tour of the Odogbolu Local Government Area .

According to Oladunjoye , unknown gunmen opened fire on the supporters at the venue of the rally , injuring three people , including a Police officer .

“Having previously and publicly raised the alarm over a planned attack on our candidate and supporters , we hereby call on the Inspector -General of Police to quickly set up an independent panel that will report to the Police headquarters directly , to investigate not only the attack on the supporters of Prince Dapo Abiodun, but also the recently escalating political violence in the once peaceful state .

“ We want to assure our teeming supporters all over Ogun State that our ward – to -ward tour to the nooks and crannies of Ogun State shall continue , as we will ensure that all that is humanly possible under the laws of the land , will be done to guarantee the safety of lives and properties .

“ We call on the Police to be alive to their constitutional responsibilities ”.
The State Police Public Relations Officer , DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi , confirmed the incident.

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