Aregbesola’s Life Under Threat, Says APC Omoluabi Caucus 

Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo

The Omoluabi Progressives Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, has raised the alarm over threat to the life of the immediate past Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola.  

The APC group said that there was a clear threat to Aregbesola’s life and freedom in an article released by Ismail Omipidan, the media aide to former governor of the state, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola.

In a statement signed yesterday in Osogbo by the Organising and Publicity Secretary of the Omoluabi caucus, Mr. Abosede Oluwaseun, the group said that the threat to Aregbesola’s life could not be overlooked going by the previous attacks on the former governor of the state and his loyalists in the recent past.

The caucus quoted Omipidan as saying: “Yet with the feeling of self-importance, he continues to wage war against the structure which brought him into limelight.

“But let me say for the umpteenth time that if Aregbesola continues his political war against the party and persons that brought him to political reckoning, he may not survive it.”  

The caucus called on security agencies in the state to investigate Omipidan’s statement and prevent any attempt on Aregbesola’s life.

A copy of the statement made available to THISDAY yesterday reads: “An article came out recently from Ismail Omipidan, the media aide to Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, the immediate past governor of Osun State, titled ‘What Does Aregbesola Want from Oyetola?’

“We urgently draw the attention of the law enforcement agencies and all responsible individuals to the evident and explicit threats against the life and freedom of Mr. Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, clearly expressed in this hostile narrative.

“Omipidan’s assertions betray a deeper and more insidious conspiracy and subterfuge by his sponsors.

“For context, Omipidan and his sponsors are not only playing God which they are grossly incompetent and unqualified to do, they are certainly hatching a very dangerous, sinister and diabolical plan against Aregbesola, which must not be overlooked.

“It is a criminal offence to terminate a human life. It must, therefore, be seen for what it is; condemned and resisted by all civilised people; and the law enforcement agencies to take appropriate actions in line of their duty to protect lives and properly and deter any criminal activity anywhere in the country.

“We cannot dismiss the clear murderous intent openly canvassed in the statement. This is very important because of the wicked antecedents of these people.

“On February 14, 2022, a murder squad under the leadership of Asiri waylaid Aregbesola’s convoy and openly attacked it at the Orisumibare Market/Old Garage, Osogbo.

“Oranmiyan House, Aregbesola’s political office in Osogbo, was viciously attacked twice. The attacks were with guns. The second attack was most brutal and venomous.”  

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