The New Nigeria Peoples Party, (NNPP), has chided the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the immediate past governor in Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola, for heating up the state with their factional wrangling.
A statement signed by the Osun Chairman of the party and made available to newsmen in Osogbo Monday, advised the Minister of Interior and his party, APC, to settle their internal crisis.
The NNPP stated that the economic crisis of the state is enough to battle with, than for the APC to allow its factional crisis escalate into political violence.
The statement berated Aregbesola for what he described as “unguarded statement” which could provoke political crisis in the state, urging the Minister to act like a former Governor of the state and allow peace to reign.
“It is unfortunate that while the teeming populace of the state are still battling economic crisis due to Covid-19, the ruling party is towing the path of violence as it allow it factional crisis to snowball into a public warfare.
“It is also unfortunate that the former Governor and now Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola can allow sentiment to take over him to make statement capable of heating up the polity unnecessarily.
“Our people have enough to battle already than for the ruling party to unleash another political crisis on the masses. A word is enough for the wise.”