The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned yesterday’s attack on the convoy of the First Lady of the state, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola, by some suspected political thugs.
The state chairman of the party, Prince Gboyega Famodun made the party’s stance known in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Chief Kola Olabisi
Prince Famodun who alleged the attack was by thugs working for PDP described it as primitive, barbaric, shameful, dangerous and wicked.
Prince Famodun said it was alarming that some disgruntled politicians could descend so low to the extent of needlessly injecting violence into politics.
Meanwhile, Osun state chapter of the People’s Democratic party, PDP, has denied any involvement in the attack on the convoy of the state’s First Lady, Kafayat Oyetola.
Osun PDP Media Director, Oladele Bamiji, in a statement said the attack was allegedly caused by Mrs. Oyetola’s escort who beat up a truck driver whose vehicle blocked the road.
The statement indicates that the act angered some members of the public which attracted the attack as they did not have the knowledge of who were in the convoy.
The statement reads, “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.
“A truck had developed a fault right in 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 at 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.
The Osun PDP calls on officials of the outgoing government to be mindful of their interface with the people of Osun state stressing the people have been badly governed with harsh economic pains.
Meanwhile, osun State Police Command has arrested five alleged attackers of the convoy of Osun’s first lady, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola,.
Spokesperson of the command, Yemisi Opalola, said a security operative was injured during the attack.