HUDLUMS ATTACK OYETOLA WIFE -OSUN STATE GOVT
IT’S A LIE -PDP SPOKESMAN
Unknown gunmen suspected to be thugs attacked the convoy of the Osun State Governor’s wife, Kafayat Oyetola.
GREATRIBUNETVNEWS Nigeria learnt that the incident happened on Friday night around 8:10 pm in Ede.
The incident according to an eye witness occurred at the market area of Owode-Ede, Ede south local government area caused tension as the thugs and the security aides attached to the convoy engaged in a shootout.
An eyewitness, named Ayo said, “The convoy was passing through the market when a truck suddenly blocked the lane that the convoy was passing, then the thugs who are already around the area started to haul stones at the convoy. They attacked the convoy with a dangerous weapon and the security aides started shooting into the air.
“Some of the security operatives sustain injuries because one of them was heard shouting that we have been hit.
“They shattered the glasses of the vehicles. The incident caused panic in the area. It is so unfortunate.”
Oyetola’s wife media aide, Iluyomade Oluwatumise confirmed the incident to newsmen but refused to disclose the number of security aides that sustained injury.
She said, “All I can tell you is that no life was lost in the incident. I can’t tell you the numbers of security operatives that were injured but some of them that were attached to the convoy sustained various degrees of injuries.”
Oladele Bamiji HOB
Peoples Democratic Party
Osun State Chapter while reacting to the incident in a statement said the public was being fed with half truth by the office of the state first lady
“We are shocked to read this morning the futile attempt by the office of the outgoing First Lady to cover up the irresponsible conduct of her escort who beat up a truck driver at Owode, leading to public angry reactions against her entire convoy.
According to eye witness accounts, yesterday was Owode Ede market day and the road was expectedly crowded. A truck had developed fault right at the middle of the road with the driver making efforts to get it to work. That was the point the First Lady’s convoy arrived the scene and instead of helping to clear the traffic hold up , the security operatives around the First Lady pounced on the truck driver, beating him to a state of stupor.
Realising the outcome of their criminal misadventure, the operatives rushed the driver to the hospital after the former had slumped. It was at this point that people around the market angrily reacted, pelting the convoy with stones and others.
Eye witness account further revealed that as at the time the convoy was attacked, the angry crowd were not even aware of who was in the convoy until reinforcement was sent to the scene from Government House with sporadic shootings.
We have gone this far with the details of the incident to strongly deny allegations that PDP thugs were responsible for the self-inflicted attacks on the convoy of the First Lady.
As a party, we have no Asiri Eniba or Rashid Oko Ilu as the First Lady’s family actively nurtured before, during and after the election. PDP is a people’s party whose members will never harass and molest innocent citizens whose only crime was pursuing their daily needs under an economy recklessly battered by the First Lady’s party.
We call on the First Lady to apologise to the truck driver who was inhumanity treated. It is not enough to rush him to the hospital. The First Lady should atone for the sins of his overzealous escorts unless she was responsible for the directive to beat up the innocent driver.
Instead of blaming the PDP, we call on officials of the outgoing government to be mindful of their interface with the people of Osun state. Our people have been badly governed with harsh economic pains under a clearly inhuman administration.
It is unacceptable and reprehensible for a First Lady and her team to assault a citizen and turned round to blame the opposition.