The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a suspected vandal who was allegedly caught destroying the political billboard of the incumbent governor of Oyo State, ‘Seyi Makinde, at the entrance of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi mini stadium, Oyo town.
CP Adebowale Williams, in a telephone conversation with tribune correspondent, confirmed that an arrest had been made in connection with an alleged vandalisation of the political billboard in Oyo town.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had drawn the attention of the Police Command to the vandalisation of its billboard in Oyo town.
The party’s Public Relations Officer, Engr Akeem Olatunji, alleged that members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) vandalised the political billboards of its candidates in Oyo town.
The statement read, “Information getting to us has expressly shown the act of lawlessness and disrespect to political opponents and tenets of democracy by the main opposition in the state, the APC, at their campaign flag off in Oyo town yesterday where they had the PDP’s legally erected billboard which has the Governor of the state and his deputy on it (Governor Seyi Makinde and Chief Bayo Lawal respectively), illegally vandalized and replaced with theirs.
”We have to state clearly that the PDP billboard that was illegally replaced passed through all processes of clearance from Oyo state signage and advertisement agency (OYSAA) before it got erected, the act by APC can be described as not just illegal but also manner of misplaced audacity and contempt to the constitution that empower OYSAA to give authority to advertisers to erect billboards across Oyo state in accordance to the laid down guidelines which members of the PDP never derailed from.
”There have been constant noise and rumour from the APC about destruction of their billboards, banners posters, falsely accusing PDP and the members of the Park Management System (PMS) of being responsible.