Individuals from The Osun Progressives (TOP), a gathering of the All Progressive Congress (APC) faithful to previous legislative leader of Osun State and current Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, were on Thursday, pursued away from their gathering setting by shooters who shot irregularly into the air, compelling its individuals to rush for security.
Tending to a public interview after the episode, Chairman of the gathering, Reverend Adelowo Adebiyi charged Governor Adegboyega Oyetola drove IleriOluwa gathering of engineering the assault.
Adebiyi said the assault affirms the alert he raised on Monday that the lead representative’s men were out to kill TOP’s chiefs.
He asked why the lead representative’s camp would be after the existences of individual party individuals in view of their steady endeavors at rejuvenating the party in the state.
Adebiyi said it was about time President Muhammadu Buhari and heads of safety organizations called Governor Oyetola and his men to arrange, saying that the Thursday’s assault on individuals from the Hon Rasaq Salinsile drove group of the Osun APC has shown their distress.
The previous APC Chairman expressed: “The hooligans accepted to have been sent by the Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s driven IleriOluwa group of the party attacked the week by week meeting of TOP around 2:10pm today. I was simply tending to the assembly when the hooligans began shooting. This prompted a charge as APC individuals rushed for wellbeing. Fortunately for us, there were no significant loss as individuals ran into the fundamental structure for wellbeing. However, a portion of our kin were injured.
“We want to express that officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) who generally give security to the week after week meeting were not on ground. In light of the shortfall of the NSCDC officials, the IleriOluwa bunch sent hooligans to assault us. One Tesleem Raji, otherwise known as Akerele from Ile Esu, Ikoyi, Isokan Local Government of the state sent the hooligans that assaulted us here. That is the very person that drove the assault on us during the state congress. The present assault is coming three days after we raised caution that the IleriOluwa public have closed designs to wipe out heads of TOP and different individuals from our party.
“I delivered an assertion three days prior that a portion of our chiefs were to be killed in the state by the IleriOluwa bunch, the present assault bears us witness that they are for sure after us.
“We really want to remind security offices in the express that they are liable for the wellbeing of the lives and property of our kin. They ought not delay until one of us is killed before they follow up on our petitions and reports. We will authoritatively illuminate the Commissioner regarding Police, the AIG Zone XI and the State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps on the present assault.
“This is a significant worry for us all in the state. We have been holding week after week gatherings for the beyond four months. We have not assaulted anybody. We ask the President to mediate at this point. For what reason will the public authority use hooligans to assault individuals from a similar party transparently in the early evening? On August 16, similar arrangement of individuals assaulted us at the party secretariat. We were captured and summoned in court rather than the culprits of the assault. However, the court set us free. During the state congress, they came to assault us again and two of our individuals were shot.
“Two days prior, they assaulted a portion of our individuals in Ipetumodu, Ife North Local Government during their gathering. Today once more, exactly the same things happened to us. We approach President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector General of Police to come and see what’s going on in Osun.”