Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has reportedly escaped a mob attack at the mosque where he went to observe Eid Mubaraq prayers.
This was made known by close aides of the governor who informed that it happened at Osogbo Eid praying ground.
They revealed that some hoodlums led by some alleged APC chieftains took over the governor’s section in an attempt to beat one of the PDP House of Representatives members.
It was noted that the thugs were seen with arms as the governor escaped unhurt.
The Governor’s aides who raised an alarm said, ‘’Eid Kabir: Governor Adeleke Escapes Assassination Attempt Osun state Governor today escapes assassination attempt at the Osogbo Eid praying ground as some hoodlums led by some APC chieftains took over the Governor’s section and beat up the PDP House of Representative member for Osogbo federal constituency Hon. Moruf Gangaria.
“Governor Adeleke arrived the venue with his team amidst ongoing rumpus. The Governor was encircled and the security personnel practically smuggled the Governor out of the place.’’
‘’Armed thugs were seen with top weapons. On two occasions, the governor could not access the prayer point. Top Osogbo PDP leaders were molested and beaten up. The governor escapes the scene as at the time of filling this report without getting hurt.’’
FTN has not been able to independently verify the claims of Governor Adeleke’s aides.
When Governor Adeleke arrived, at the prayer ground some minutes after, it was learnt that efforts at making Senator Basiru leave the front space for Adeleke proved abortive.
The situation became rancorous as some Muslim leaders quickly intervened to douse the tension so that the prayer for the Eid-el-Kabir festival could commence.
It was gathered that the immediate-past spokesperson for the Nigerian Senate, Ajibola Basiru, had arrived at the prayer ground located at Oke-Baale area in Osogbo, the state capital city and allegedly sat at the position reserved for the governor.
At that point, Governor Adeleke and his entourage left the prayer ground angrily and couldn’t participate in the religious event.
When contacted, the spokesperson of Governor Adeleke, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, who confirmed the incident, however, claimed that the governor escaped an assassination attempt at the Eid prayer ground.
Efforts to get the reaction of Senator Basiru, who represented Osun Central in the 9th Senate, proved abortive at the time of filing this report.
Osun State Police Command was unable to be immediately reached for comment on the development.