The statement credited to one Elder Adelowo Adebiyi, a self-styled leader of a certain group within the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun is not only mischievous, but also wickedly calculated at smearing the good name of Governor Gboyega Oyetola, Ismail Omipidan, has said.
Omipidan who is the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, further said all those behind the malicious and unguarded statement needed to have their heads thoroughly examined to ascertain their mental state.
This is even as he urged Elder Adebiyi and his co-travelers to leave former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Lasun Yusuff out of their devious plot, adding that Lasun’s statement, as widely reported in the media on Monday and Tuesday is a clear indication that he does not share the same thinking with them.
Omipidan further argued that only an unstable mind and character would accuse a person of the Governor’s standing, who in the last three years has not done anything to portray him as a man given to violence or the government he leads, of assassination plot.
He further said Elder Adebiyi was among those who led hoodlums to attack members of the APC on August 14, at the State party secretariat where persons were injured.
He added, “The case was incidented at the Police Station by the then Caretaker chairman of the party, Prince Gboyega Famodun, arrests were made and they were duly arraigned before a Magistrate. It took the intervention of Mr. Governor to get him and his co-travelers off the hook.
“How can such a man who is known to have been associated with violence in the past turn around to accuse my Principal who was even described by a prominent TOP member, Temitope Mustapha, on air today (Tuesday) during a radio Live Programme as a decent and complete gentleman of violence?
“We are aware that Elder Adebiyi through some of his foot soldiers have been holding clandestine meetings on how to unleash mayhem on Osun. But like all previous plots, this too will fail.
“Elder Adebiyi is already perceiving another failure on his wild goose chase. This is a man who forged the signatures of other members of the party and lied that they signed the petition to protest the conduct of the Ward Congress. When the lie was bursted , he apologised and pleaded that he be given another chance.
“ He knows those who are in the habit of using extra judicial means by deploying non-state actors to deal mercilessly with perceived opponents. This does not fit the person and character of Oyetola. And our elder knows this much.
“That said, I want to enjoin our security operatives to be on the alert. Elder Adebiyi and his co-travelers might be the ones actually plotting something sinister and might therefore just be looking for an alibi. Isn’t it said that we judge others by our own standard?,” Omipidan queried.
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