The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State on Monday traded blames over the arrest of suspected hoodlums sewing fake Amotekun uniforms in Ibadan.
It would be recalled that personnel of the Oyo State Security Network Agency, codenamed Amotekun, on Saturday arrested some suspected hoodlums sewing fake uniforms of the security outfit.
But speaking via a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Engr.Akeem Olatunji, and made available to newsmen in Ibadan, the PDP said that an opposition party in the state was behind the production of fake Amotekun Corps uniforms, purportedly for hoodlums to disguise as personnel of the security outfit to cause violence in a bid to discredit Governor Seyi Makinde-led government.
It said that some political enemies were out to blackmail the governor as nothing could have emboldened members of the public to venture into such criminal act without being backed by some forces.
“It was another great achievement for the state and the Amotekun Corps to have discovered and apprehended one of the agents of darkness in our dear state who have, perhaps, been recruited by the opposition in Oyo State to heighten insecurity and create an atmosphere of chaos.
“It is not a news anymore to residents of Oyo State that the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has deployed all forms of evil machinations, treachery, and malicious propaganda against the PDP government under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde,” the PDP said.
Reacting, the Caretaker Publicity Secretary of the APC, Dr AbdulAzeez Olatunde, said the party is out of mundane politics.
“Whoever gets in the way of the law should be made to pay. It is as simple as that. The allegation they are making is questionable and we want them to substantiate it. If care is not taken, we might take it legally.
“No APC member sponsored anybody. We have no hand in the hoodlums activities. They brought in hoodlums and now they are facing the challenge.They brought insecurity to Oyo State, we governed the state for eight years peacefully.
“What is our gain in the insecurity of Oyo Sate? We see it as a failure on his (Makinde’s) part because it is not good. It is only a bad craftsman who complains about his tools; they should rather look for how to solve their problem elsewhere. They are just playing propagandist politics,” he said.