The Osun All Progressives Congress (APC) has chided the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to get organised and play responsible politics rather than hallucinating on billboard vandalism.
This was contained in a statement issued from party's Directorate of Publicity, Research and Strategy and made available to journalists on Saturday in Osogbo.
Reacting to the allegation by the PDP Caretaker Committee Chairman, Akindele Adekunle said that the ruling APC was responsible for the destruction and vandalisation of Senator Ademola Adeleke's campaign billboard, adding that it is a frivolous attempt at seeking cheap publicity through falsehood and accusations.
The party described the PDP's accusations as absurd and challenged the PDP to prove beyond reasonable doubt, with evidence to show that truly, the billboards were vandalised by members of the APC.
It also added that anybody who alleges must have a proof to substantiate his allegations.
"The best thing for the opposition PDP in the state is to accept defeat before election and find a better way of telling their bankroller and paymaster the truth that there's no amount of money; Dollars or Pound and no degree of frivolous accusations that can make the good people of Osun to change the unalloyed loyalty they have for the Governor Adegboyega Oyetola-led APC administration in the state.
"It is pertinent to let Nigerians know that the psyche of the PDP in Osun has been badly affected as the party is being managed by strangers from other states who know next to nothing about Osun politics and it is shameful that no Osun PDP leader is competent enough to pilot the affairs of the party."
The party also explained that immediately after PDP conducted its primary elections, those aspirants that felt cheated across the state were seen on social media destroying billboards, removing banners and campaign poster from branded vehicles made for the factional governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, and later dishing out penchant lies to discredit the ruling APC.
"Moreover, what will PDP say of the Osun APC's vandalised billboards erected along Abere?
"Neither Osun APC nor the government of Gboyega Oyetola will be distracted by the PDP's baseless blackmails and unsubstantiated allegations.
"The APC-led government is too busy working on important developmental issues and cannot loose sleep over the PDP's lies.
"Whether the PDP likes it or not, it will suffer another injurious defeat in the July 16 governorship election.
"Osun APC therefore advise the PDP to stop hallucinating of coming back to power.
"The good people of Osun have been enjoying dividends of democracy under Gov. Oyetola.
"There's no vacancy in Abere and Osun cannot allow looters of yesteryears in government again."
The Osun PDP gubernatorial campaign organisation had earlier in the week alleged that the state government and the APC in the state were behind the destruction of the campaign poster of Ademola Adeleke, the PDP gubernatorial candidate in the July 16, election in the state.