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Osun Guber: Ademola Adeleke Escapes Assassination Attempt at Ikirun, Ede


The Oasis Reporters

September 16, 2018


Osun State 2018 PDP gubernatorial candidate, Ademola Adeleke.

Osun State Governorship flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, Saturday, escaped suspected dual assassination attempts at Ikirun and Ede while continuing his meet the voters campaign.

In both cases, gunmen stormed the campaign grounds, shooting sporadically and attacking party members. Unknown political thugs of political opponents are strongly suspected to have led both attacks against the PDP flag bearer.

At Ikirun, the bus carrying the flagbearer ,the party chairman, Hon Soji Adagunodo and other leaders came under attack while other campaign vehicles were vandalised.

While the campaign at Ikirun was cut short, the candidate faced similar attacks while preparing to attend the rally at his hometown, Ede.

Thousands of party loyalists and voters had gathered waiting for both the candidate and star artiste, Davido.

As the candidate made to the rostrum alongside other leaders, gunshots rented the air, dispersing the crowd and leading to multiple injuries.

The candidate was whisked to safety and he is safe and secure, according to the spokesman of the Campaign Organisation,Olawale Rasheed.

Rasheed who confirmed the incidents said this is a continuation of series of attacks on the PDP and her candidate in the countdown to this week’s election, Saturday 22, 2018.

“Our governorship candidate has come under several attacks in the last two weeks. Gunmen attacked the Adeleke country home during the week. Our campaign convoy was breached recently. Thugs ambushed our convoy at Osogbo also in addition to frequent attacks and vandalisation of our billboards.

“All these are signs that the PDP is winning this election. The ruling party is jittery, hence her resorting to violence. But Osun voters are resolute. Ademola Adeleke is their choice for the governorship. No amount of intimidation can change that reality”, Rasheed, Director of Publicity for the Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation told reporters.

Greg Abolo

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