Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola has directed the state’s Caretaker Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun, to stop the court case against some chieftains of the party.
The chieftains were alleged to have invaded the party secretariat with armed thugs a fortnight ago.
The chieftains, the Caretaker Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Rasaq Salinsile, a former chairman of the party, Adelowo Adebiyi and five others were arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrate’s Court over the incident.
The five other chieftains arraigned were a former Commissioner for Works and Transports, Kazeem Salami, former Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Special Needs, Com. Biyi Odunlade, former Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Hon Idowu Korede, one Alaba Popoola and Azeez Adekunle.
However, Governor Gboyega, in a statement on Tuesday, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, directed that the matter be withdrawn.
According to Omipidan, Governor Oyetola was not in the state when the incident occurred and following his return to the State on Monday, summoned an emergency meeting of the party stakeholders where he maintained that as members of the same family, they can resolve their differences without necessarily resorting to litigation.
Consequently, he directed Famodun to withdraw the complaints and take necessary measures to discontinue the matter.
The statement partly read, “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.
“But as the Governor, I have directed our party chairman to discontinue the matter in the interest of peace and harmony within the party.”