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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Armed masked men on Wednesday evening, attacked the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) parallel state secretariat located at Bodija area of Ibadan. the Oyo State capital.
New Nigerian gathered that the masked gunmen during the invasion of the parallel secretariat rented the air in and around the place with gunshots as they were said to have forced their way into the secretariat .
The gunmen alleged to be members of the Oyo state Park Management System (PMS) were said to be ransacking the offices at the parallel secretariat carting away all the documents, office stationeries sighted within the party secretariat
According to a staff at the PDP parallel secretariat, simply identified as Micheal, the gunmen stormed the PDP parallel state Secretariat after the staff had closed for the day’s work
Michael stressed that a neighbour in the office alerted him of the attack by the gunmen through a telephone call and had to rush back as he was few metres away from the office only to see that the gunmen have burgled, vandalised all the offices at the parallel PDP secretariat as well as parked all the files and others items from the offices.
A prominent factional PDP leader in Oyo state, Alhaji Bisi Olopoeniyan in his reaction to the attack on the parallel PDP secretariat alleged men of the Oyo state Park Management System as the attackers of the new office, saying, the attackers stormed the parallel Secretariat because those operating it are those against the Governor Seyi Makinde faction of PDP
“Mask or no mask, we know that the park management members are the ones terrorising the people of Oyo State. We don’t need a soothsayer to tell us that the invasion was orchestrated by Governor Seyi Makinde. Our members escaped being killed as the gunmen baptised the secretariat with gunfire”, he said.
The PDP Chieftain added, ” we are peace-loving PDP members and setting up our own secretariat is normal in a democratic setting. So, we will not engage in brigandage with the violent PDP faction loyal to the governor,”
Alhaji Olopoeniyan disclosed that the gunmen attack on the parallel secretariat has been reported to the Police for necessary actions.
The PDP Publicity Secretary in Oyo state, Engineer Akeem Olatunji, in his reaction declared that there was nothing like the existence of an parallel secretariat in the state as far as the PDP was concerned.
“ We are not aware of existence of any office. I don’t think there is anybody claiming to be responsible for any office. There is no PDP faction in Oyo State. We are not aware of any factional executive. We are not aware of what they are talking about. They should look within themselves.”