Adeleke reacts as hoodlums burn down PDP lawmaker’s family house in Osun

The Osun State Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has condemned the attack on the family house of the minority leader in the Osun State House of Assembly, Kofoworola Babajide.

According to reports, hoodlums on Friday, August 5, 2022 set ablaze the family house of the politician in Ede.

This was after the thug had attacked the lawmaker and some PDP members during a ward meeting in the town on Friday evening.

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Kofoworola Babajide who confirmed the incident disclosed that his father has not been seen since his house was burnt down and the incident has created panic among the residents of the town.

He said: “Some armed thugs attacked us during a ward meeting of PDP in Ede yesterday (Friday). After that, I left for Osogbo. Later, I was told that they were attacking my parents’ house. They burnt the house and since then, I have not seen my father.

“We don’t know if he’s burnt alive inside the house or they have kidnapped him.”

However, reacting, Adeleke in a statement on Saturday, August 6, 2022, by his spokesman, Olawale Rasheed, accused Governor Gboyega Oyetola of plotting to destabilise the state ahead of his exit from office in November.

He stated that the agenda is to start conflicts and reprisal attacks from Ede which will eventually engulf the whole state ahead of the transition exercise.

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The statement reads: “I strongly condemned the arson attacks on the lawmaker’s family and called on security agencies to nip in the bud. The emerging agenda is to plunge the state into crisis, warning that the peaceful conduct of the July election and the jubilant mood post-election should be sustained.

“I urge security agencies to swing into action and bring to book perpetrators of that dastardly attack on an innocent senior citizen whose only sin may be that his son is the PDP’s minority leader in Osun State House of Assembly. Acts of violence must stop as election is not war.

“I appeal to the political class in Osun state particularly Governor Oyetola to be mindful of the harsh socio-economic condition of our people at the grassroots. We should respect their choice of leadership. It is immoral to further complicate the prevailing hardship with mindless politically motivated violence,” he said.

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