••• Tasks security agents to fish out perpetrators
The Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adewale Egbedun has condemned the violent attack on Governor Ademola Adeleke by political thugs on the Osogbo Eid praying ground as barbaric and despicable, calling on security agents to go after the perpetrators and those behind them.
The Speaker who was on the entourage of the Governor when the attack occured, said Governor Adeleke and his team escaped the evil plan of the assailants due to the gallantry of the governor’s security details and the grace of God.
He warned that launching a violent attack against a sub-national leader is a crime that comes with heavy punishment under our law, declaring that an attack on Governor Adeleke is an attack on the people of the state.
“What happened on the Eid praying ground today was terrifying and disturbing. Never did I ever contemplate that anyone will be so audacious to the point of attacking a sitting Governor on a ground considered for the worship of Allah,” the statement reads in part.
“The attack on Governor Adeleke, who happens to be the leader of this state, is an overreach, and I strongly condemn it in its totality.
“Elections have been won and lost for more than three months now, and so I expect the loser to go back to the drawing board and learn from the defeat. Going all out against the Governor is by extension an attack on the entirety of Osun people, who he’s leading, and this I want to warn will not be tolerated at all.
“Trying to exert the pain of losing, which today’s attack clearly represents, is a big miscalculation and will continue to stand as an albatross in your subsequent political journey.
“In this light, I demand an immediate investigation into the incident and consequently, the apprehension of everyone involved in this failed attempt to hurt an elected leader of the people”, the statement concluded.