Protesters blocked major roads in Osun State following Friday’s Osun election petition tribunal ruling sacking governor elect Ademola Adeleke and handing victory to former governor Adegboyega Oyetola. According to reports by DAILY POST, motorists could not access the Osogbo-Ikirun road, Gbongan-Ibadan road, Oke-Fia, Old Garage and Freedom Park as the protesting Osun residents vented their anger at the judgement. Many commuters and motorists were stranded and business activities came to a halt. The protests were also held in Ikirun, Ilesa, Ilobu, Iwo, Ile-Ife and other towns where the residents came out in large numbers questioning the ruling. The Osun Police Command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola speaking on the unrest said: “More men have been deployed to the identified spots where roads were blocked to traffic. The situation is under control.” Osun All Progressives Congress (APC) acting chairman Tajudeen Lawal called on the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman to draft more men to the State to prevent total breakdown of law and order. He said in A statement: “Information authoritatively has it that the PDP political thugs have formed themselves into cells in Osogbo, the State capital, where they were burning tyres in the middle of the roads amidst intimidation of innocent people. “It is strange that the police in the State are looking away while these agents of death are perpetrating their political violence on the innocent people of the State. “If the leadership of the police does not tackle the lingering insecurity issue headlong, there is a temptation by discerning minds to observe, suspect, believe and conclude that the police are working in cahoots with the PDP and the recently sacked Governor Adeleke to terrorise the opposition members in the State.”

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