By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
There exists palpable tension as rival factions of the opposition,Â Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have begun to jostle for the soul ofÂ the party in the state.The two factions are led by a prominent businessman, Mr. Segun AdewaleÂ popularly known as Aeroland and a former member of the Federal HouseÂ of Representatives, Hon. Moshood Salvador.
While Adewale has in a statement issued on Thursday accused SalvadorÂ of intimidating party members, the group loyal to the former lawmakerÂ is maintaining that nothing of such exists.
Rather, they (Salvadorâ€™s members) blamed members of the other camp forÂ being the aggressor.
The statement by Adewale obtained by BLACKFACE on Thursday reads inÂ part, â€œIt has come to our knowledge that some members of the partyÂ loyal to Mr. Moshood Salvador have been going about all the localÂ government areas molesting innocent members who may not haveÂ identified with them.
â€œIt is pertinent to note that no one has monopoly of violence and theÂ intention to go about issues peacefully should not be misconstrued forÂ weakness by other quarters.â€
Sounding conciliatory, Adewale added, â€œWe’re members of the same partyÂ and should care and love for one another rather than dissipatingÂ energies that should be reserved and better utilized against the
infamous APC government and their inhuman policies.â€
Reacting to the charge, a member of the Salvador faction who spoke toÂ our correspondent via phone accused the Adewale led group as being theÂ aggressor.
The member who refused to be identified said, â€œDonâ€™t mind them, theyÂ are the people attacking our people. We have been telling our membersÂ not to retaliate what they have been doing to us.â€
House Whip, Alhassan Dogwa