By Richard Akintade, Osogbo
Osun Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke has accused outgoing Governor, Gboyega Oyetola of plotting to destabilise the state ahead of his exit from office in November.
Reacting to the fatal attack on the father of the Osun State House of Assembly Minority Leader, Akogun Babajide Kofoworola and the burning of his family house at Ede, the Governor-elect stated that the agenda was to start conflict and reprisal attacks from Ede to eventually engulf the whole state ahead of transition exercise.
“I urge security agencies to swing into action and bring to book perpetrators of that dastardly attack on an innocent senior citizen whose only sin maybe that his son is the PDP’s minority leader in Osun State House of Assembly. Act of violence must stop as election is not war,” Adeleke affirmed.
While commiserating with the lawmaker, the Governor-elect cautioned against transforming election and its outcome into warfare as democracy was simply about the people making their choices about who governs them.
Senator Adeleke who strongly condemned the arson on the lawmaker’s family, called on security agencies to nip in the bud emerging agenda to plunge the State into crisis, warning that the peaceful conduct of the July election and the jubilant mood post-election should be sustained.
He particularly called on Governor Oyetola not to plunge Osun state into chaos as a consequence of his loss at the poll, reminding him that Osun people had suffered enough in the last few years.
“I appeal to the political class in Osun state particularly Governor Oyetola to be mindful of the harsh socio-economic condition of our people at the grassroots. We should respect their choice of leadership. It is immoral to further complicate the prevailing hardship with mindless politically motivated violence”, the Governor-elect concluded in the statement.