The candidate of Labour Party in the July 16, gubernatorial election in Osun State, Rt. Hon. Lasun Yussuff has cried out over threat to his life.
Lasun who said he will not be deterred by the the threat to his life and his Campaign office, disclosed that nothing will stop him from becoming the next governor of Osun State.
He , however, said he had alerted the police and other relivant security agencies for onwards action and investigation.
The governor hopeful and former Deputy Speaker of Federal House of Representatives who said his life is in serious danger hinted he has reported various threat to his life to the police in the state and force Headquarters in Abuja.
Lasun spoke while addressing reporters at his campaign office situated at Oroki Estate in Osogbo, the state Capital on Friday said he has notified the police in the State and the force Headquarters in Akure for appropriate action and investigation
He maintained his compaign has always been issued based and does not believe in thuggery or using money to buy vote in other to win election.
His words ” In recent times, particularly since we secured the ticket of the Labour Party to contest the July, 16, 2022 election in Osun State, there have been some unusual behavior by certain individuals and groups towards me and my Campaign Team.
” As a politician, I believe and think this is one of those antics in politics by some politicians until I started noticing open confrontations being carried too far which the public, especially security agents, must be aware of.
” I hereby seize this opportunity to intimate the press and public about the ugly incident/attack to our Campaign office and some previous physical attacks to my person and my entourage in the past two weeks.
“All these ugly attacks on me personally and my campaign office point to the fact that my life and all others involved in my Gubernatorial Campaign in Osun are in serious danger.
According to him some group of Political thugs abruptly stopped his convoy threatening and warning me of several planned attacks if we refuse to back down and stop his Gubernatorial Campaign.
He disclosed that the suspected thugs pont black and straight to his face that his life is in danger and that they will continue to trail him to attack him and also disrupt all his campaign activities and events anywhere in Osun State.
“Some political thugs numbering about eight stormed my Campaign office at Oroki Estate barely thirty minutes after i and my entourage left for the day. They came with cutlasses, guns and other weapons and descended on my Bill boards, signposts and windows of the gate house destroying everything in sight.
“My night guard in panic came out to challenge them with all his might. He was however, able to battle them causing them to run away. But this happened after they had destroyed everything outside the Campaign office while the Night Guard’s resistance and prevented them from gaining entrance to my Campaign Office.
“I am using this opportunity to intimate the Public and the whole world that my Political Opponents have sponsored some thugs to be after my life and to disturb our Gubernatorial Campaign. The Security Operatives are hereby put on red alert in this respect.
“I unequivocally state that nothing can stop our campaign and no threats can stop me from becoming Governor of Osun State come July 16th 2022. I am peace loving and expect all contestants to be. Thuggery and hooliganism or employing violence to win election will not work this time around! Even using money will not!
My campaign is and programs premised on changing the narratives for Osun and its people.
On issues of buying of votes with dollar pounds Lasun said those using that to campaign are doing so are doing because the country is place where everything is possible.
“everybody is after money irrespective of how you make the money, no body cares to know.
” on why thuggery and hooliganism, the LP Hopeful said it does not require any conditional amendment before before thuggery becomes a crime adding there already provisions in Law that specified such thing a crime if they happened.
He, however advised Governor and other Contestants to desist from thuggery and hooliganism and focused on issue based campaign and sound debate programs for Osun economic growth and development.
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