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Governor’s Group Behind Thursday’s Attack – Osun APC Caucus Claims

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The Osun Progressives (TOP), a caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has accused the IleriOluwa group and the Particular Adviser on Training, Jamiu Babatunde Olawumi of masterminding the assault on members of the get together on the Oranmiyan Home in Osogbo on Thursday.

DAILY POST reported yesterday that armed hoodlums had attacked the venue of the caucus assembly and shot sporadically, a scenario which made most members to scamper for security.

The caucus Chairman, Adelowo Adebiyi, who made this recognized whereas addressing journalists shortly after the assault, said that it goes to substantiate the alarm that it raised on Monday and at different instances that the governor’s males had been out to assassinate its leaders.

Adebiyi, who puzzled why the IleriOluwa group which loved the patronage of the state governor was after the lives of fellow get together members, known as on President Muhammadu Buhari and the leaders of safety businesses to step in and name Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and his males to order.

The previous Osun APC Chairman additionally famous that Thursday’s assault on members of the Rasaq Salinsile-led faction of the get together within the State had proven the desperation of the governor’s camp.

Recalling how the assault occured, Adebiyi said that, “The thugs invaded the weekly assembly of TOP round 2:10pm at the moment. I used to be simply addressing the caucus when the thugs began taking pictures. This led to a stampede as APC members scampered for security. Fortunately for us, there have been no main casualties as members bumped into the principle constructing for security. However a few of our folks had been wounded.

“The IleriOluwa group despatched thugs to assault us. One Tesleem Raji aka Akerele from Ile Esu, Ikoyi, in Isokan native authorities of the state led the thugs that attacked us right here. That’s the similar man that led the assault on us in the course of the state congress.

“Todays assault is coming three days after we raised an alarm that the IleriOluwa folks have concluded plans to get rid of leaders of TOP and different members of our get together.”

The TOP chairman who believed that the assault was carried out due to the absence of personnel of the Nigerian Safety and Civil Defence Corps who had been on nationwide task to a different State, known as on the safety businesses to not look forward to any member to be killed earlier than motion will likely be carried out on their petitions.

He additionally added that the matter was going to be formally reported to the Commissioner of Police, the AIG Zone XI and the State Commandant of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps.

… Aregbesola ought to disown Adebiyi – Omipidan

In the meantime, the Chief Press Secretary to the Osun State Governor, Ismail Omipidan has described the TOP Chairman, Adebiyi as a discredited fellow who shouldn’t be taken significantly.

Omipidan, who maintained that the state governor just isn’t a violent man, known as on former governor Rauf Aregbesola to disown Adebiyi earlier than he rubbishes his workplace as Inside Minister.

In a press launch, he personally signed, Omipidan who requested safety businesses in Osun to carefully watch the TOP chairman, accused him of planning a sinister transfer.

Whereas questioning on whose authority TOP members requested the personnel of the NSCDC to offer safety cowl throughout its weekly assembly, the governor’s spokesperson revealed that he had intelligence report that Rasaq Salinsile, the APC factional chairman within the State had met with a kind of that had been alleged to have carried out Thursdays assault.

The CPS dismissed the assault, noting that TOP was appearing out a script already ready by them.

Within the runoff to the Osun gubernatorial election on July 16, 2022, there was a working battle within the Osun APC which has pitted the IleriOluwa group loyal to the State Governor in opposition to The Osun Progressives (TOP) which enjoys the patronage of Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Inside and former Governor of the State.

The disagreement has seen parallel APC congresses held within the State, with the birthing of a faction of the get together led by Rasaq Salinsile, whereas Gboyega Famodun leads one other faction.

TOP in the meantime has frequently maintained that they don’t seem to be out to divide the get together however fairly to sanitise it and pacify aggrieved members whereas pursuing an Osun West agenda for the 2022 election.

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