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Osun Govt Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plan By Pensioners To Protest During Buhari's Visit On Tuesday



Osun state government has raised alarm alleging plans by some pensioners to protest during the expected visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state on Tuesday.


This allegation was made by Adelani Baderinwa, Commissioner for Information and Strategy on behalf of the state on Sunday.


"The attention of the Government of Osun has been drawn to grand plan by some unscrupulous elements in the state that are planning to harass President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to Osogbo on Tuesday, 18th September 2018 for the Final Mega Rally of the All Progressives Congress Governorship campaign.


"The devious people, it was gathered, have perfected plans to hit major streets in Osogbo, the state capital very early on Tuesday on the guise of staging a protest.


"We have it on good authority that the said people have engaged the service of some pensioners in the state who will be used to front the protest.


"We want to bring to the attention of the good people and security agencies of the state again, that the protest of the 2011/2012 set of pensioners is nothing but political.


"The government wishes to remind the general public that this set of pensioners were persistent in their show of shame and political gathering called protest between June and July last year when we were about to conduct the Osun West Senatorial District Bye election. They disappeared into the thin air immediately after the election.


"Security agencies in the state are hereby alerted on the evil plan of these unscrupulous elements. We urge the security agencies to forestall any act that could lead to breakdown of law and order in the state during and after the visit of the President," he said.

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