23rd August, 2010
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has cried out over a plan being hatched by the Osun State government to implicate the partyâ€™s leaders in the state over the 2007 bomb explosion near the office of Gov. Olagunsoye Oyinlola, as a ploy to destabilize and silence them ahead of the 2011 general elections.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said as part of the move to harass the opposition in the state, especially the ACN, the state Attorney General has rushed to court with a concocted charge against ACN chieftains, without any evidence linking them to the crime whatsoever.
â€˜â€™With the next elections looming, the latest onslaught is specifically designed to distract ACN leaders from focusing on their campaign and possibly incarcerate them through very stiff bail conditions on the offence of murder, while the principal suspect is made a state witness.â€