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EKITI PDP CONDEMNS AC LEADERS OVER INVASION OF BSES WITH THUGS

By Lere Olayinka

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has condemned the invasion of the premises of the State owned broadcasting stations, Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State (BSES) with thugs over alleged broadcast of offensive story on the stations, saying; “by this action, which is barbaric, the AC has again demonstrated that it is a party of hooligans and gangsters.”

The PDP in a statement issued by the State Chairman, Chief Bola Olu-Ojo and made available to journalists in Ado-Ekiti today, said; “What the AC chairman, Mr. Jide Awe and his thugs did at the BSES premises is to say the least, animalistic.”

“Our attention has been drawn to the invasion of the BSES premises by some AC leaders, who were accompanied with thugs and we wish to state that we were astonished by the level of barbarism displayed in less than two days by the AC people.

“First, it was at Ilorin, Kwara State when they invaded the Appeal Court premises with Juju and thugs and this morning again, they stormed the BSES with thugs and disrupted activities at the broadcast stations.

“It is our opinion that civilised people ought to have taken their complaints against broadcast of any perceived offensive story by a broadcast station to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), do a rejoinder or take legal action against the station. All these the AC people did not do. Instead, they led thugs to harass the BSES Director General, Mr. Segun Aderiye and the staff.

“It should be noted that we, in the PDP have never for once invaded premises of Adaba FM, the AC mouthpiece over the station's continuous broadcast of falsehood against the party and the State Government.

“Therefore, we viewed the invasion of the BSES premises this morning by the AC as an act of barbarism, hooliganism, gangsterism and we condemn it in its entirety.

“We also wish to call on the police and other security agencies in the State to investigate the invasion of the station with a view to unravelling the main motive behind the act,” Olu-Ojo said.