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Osun APC Crisis: Party Stalwart, Biyi Odunlade Escapes Assassination



The crisis rocking the Osun State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) took another terrible dimension when a stalwart of the party in the State, Comrade Biyi Odunlade, on Saturday evening escaped an attempt to assassinate him.

It waa gathered that some suspected gunmen stormed the Ile-Ife residence of Odunlade around 8pm, vandalising his house, cars and as well looting his wife’s shop.

The former Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Special Needs told newsmen that the assailants who arrived his home about 8:15pm also maltreated his house girl and harassed his wife who immediately locked herself in her room for safety.

Odunlade said, “At about a 8.15 pm this evening (Saturday), some men in two cars, one white Jeep and another car stormed my residence wielding dangerous weapons like guns, matchets etc. They forced the gate open, shooting sporadically into the air and shouting “where is Biyi Odunlade. I had just stepped out of my residence.

“They harassed my wife who quickly ran into her room and locked herself in. They vandalised my car, broke my windows, looted my wife’s shop and carted away valuables and cash. They maltreated my house girl, Miracle, that was inside the shop and went away with the shop’s bunch of keys.”

It will be recalled that the Chairman of The Osun Progressives (TOP), a caucus of the APC, Reverend Adelowo Adebiyi had alleged that forces in the government and IleriOluwa, a group loyal to Governor Gboyega Oyetola, had hatchet plans to assassinate some members of TOP, especially its leadership.

However, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor , Mr Ismail Omipidan, had described the allegation as mischievous, saying those behind the allegations might have been the plotting something sinister .

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