The lawmaker representing Osun West Senatorial District, Adelere Oriolowo on Sunday escaped an assassination attempt by suspected political thugs during a constituency meeting in Osun State.
The Nation gathered that Senator Oriolowo was at the All Progressives Congress (APC) constituency meeting which was organised by Osun West party members at Ikire, the headquarters of Irewole Local Government Area, Osun State when some thugs with cutlasses and other weapons invaded the meeting to launch an attack.
The scene caused uproar as the security details of the senator prevented the thugs from attacking Senator Oriolowo.
It was learnt that he was whisked away for safety as the thugs attacked other party members at the meeting.
The senator, in a Facebook post, confirmed the attack saying, “Just escaped an Assassination attempt on my life and that of my entourage. To God be the glory, we are safe and alive. God is my helper, my shelter and my fortress, I fear no evil. – AAO”
While speaking with the Press Secretary of the senator, Mr Niyi Isamotu, on Phone, he explained that his principal was in a constituency meeting with APC members of Osun West when they were attacked.
“We held our regular APC Osun West Senatorial constituency meeting at Ikire. Nobody was armed but every vehicle at the venue were destroyed. Shortly after we arrived at the meeting there was unnecessary uproar. With the help of security agents, the senator was whisked away from the venue.”
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