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Destruction Of Govt Property In Osun, A Dangerous Political Sabotage - APC

All Progressives Congress in the state of Osun has again accused opposition parties in the state of being responsible for the destruction of government properties in the state warning that the development might spread to other states of not curbed.

Some yet to be identified vandals were said to have dug up and made away with iron rods and cables buried at the edges of two of the five new and strategic bridges (November 26 and August 9) at the Osogbo by-pass, in Osogbo recently.

The rods and cables were designed to reinforce and prevent cracks on the concrete pillars of the bridges that could happen because of fluctuations in weather temperature.

APC argued that hardly had the vandalism taken place that the opposition began a wild propaganda that  the bridges constructed by the Rauf Aregbesola-led APC government were collapsing.

For the AOC, the purpose of the sabotage was for the opposition parties to contrive evidence with which to allegedly demonize the ruling party, and then go ahead to incite public anger against APC and its leadership in order to gain political advantage.

The state commissioner of Works, Engr Kazeem Salami, and his counterpart in the Information ministry, Mr Adelani Baderinwa had reassured the public that, although the opposition had thought that their sabotage would compromise the bridges, solidity and engineering integrity, the bridges were actually built to last 30 years without any repairs to the structure.

"So, the vandalisation of the re-inforced rods and cables was actually an exercise in futility.

The damages have since been fixed by the contractors," the commissioners said.

In a statement from the party's Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy,  Kunle Oyatomi,  the APC called on law enforcement and security agencies in the state to pay particular attention to the development befoĊ•e it becomes a national phenomenon and a scourge to the country's politics.

The party argued that "what starts in Osun has a way of spreading to other parts of the country and this incident has the potential of becoming a new political strategy in the arsenal of evil politicians nationwide.

"Although the vandals used for this act of sabotage are still at large, law enforcement agencies have a responsibility to fish them out so that we can get to the bottom of this evil and identify the instigators of the reprehensible crime."

The party further drew attention of the security agencies to the fact that the opposition had 'for months been boasting that they will destroy, cancel or suspend all the policies, projects and social welfare programmes initiated by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola-led APC  government of by any unfortunate mishap they ever came to power in the state of Osun.

"There must be a nexus therefore between this wicked intention of the opposition and what happened on those bridges in Osogbo', the APC emphasised, adding that, "it doesn't appear to be a coincidence that the opposition latched on the sabotage almost immediately it happened to condemn the governor, blaming him for a supposedly shoddy job./They then went to town spreading wickedly incorrect information that those bridges had collapsed.

"You don't have to be a clairvoyant or a prophet to see the link here. Since the government revealed that there had been an attempt at sabotaging the bridges, no open condemnation has come from the opposition because what happened corresponds to their intention which they had boasted about since 2015," the party further alleged.

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