APC Primaries: Ogun deputy speaker escapes death

Posted by Olayinka Olukoya, Abeokuta | 3 October 2018 | 1,422 times

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•Ogun State Deputy Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo

The Ogun State Deputy Speaker, Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, on Tuesday, escaped death by whiskers as hoodlums attacked his constituency office in Ifo area of the State.

The lawmaker recently fell apart with the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, over the latter’s insistence of using consensus method in electing candidates for elective posts.

This development could not be unconnected with the confusion surrounding the conduct of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial primary in the State.

Recall that violence broke out on Monday night when some hoodlums stormed the venue of a meeting called at the instance of the electoral panel in charge of the state with the six governorship aspirants.

The hoodlums disrupted the meeting by shooting sporadically, while those present, including journalists, ran for their dear lives.

This situation probably was what necessitated the unofficial postponement of the exercise by the committee.

However, reports across the state had it that members of the party trooped out to participate in the exercise, despite no directive from the eight-man committee.

When contacted, Oluomo, confirmed the development, saying that over 100 hoodlums stormed his office, wounded party members and vandalised property.

He alleged that some leaders of a transport union (name withheld) came after his life.

“Over 100 hoodlums stormed my constituency office this afternoon, wounded party members that are with me and destroyed my office and my free school buses. They are still milling around my office and the town as I speak now saying let Oluomo come out now and we teach him a lesson of how not to disobey “Oga” on consensus,” he added.

The deputy speaker told newsmen that Policemen from the Sango Area Command took him away for protective custody.

He said, “Policemen have taken me out of the office now taking me to Sango Area Command of the Police, for protection they say.”

Sourced from a Tribune report



Source: News Express

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