A socio-political group, Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation (AGF), Osun State chapter, has indicted the Ondo State government over the recent attack on a commissioner from Osun State in the state.
Bola Ilori, a Commissioner for Regional Integration in Osun was reportedly assaulted by suspected political thugs on Thursday, during the Zonal Meeting of All Progressive Congress, held in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the duo of Acting Coordinator of the group, Comrade Adeniji Yahaya, and the Secretary, Comrade Tijani Sikiru, the copy which was sent to Daily Post on Saturday.
According to the statement, both the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Mr Agboola Ajayi, and the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Ifedayo Abegunde together with their security details were watching as hoodlums descended on Ilori, and almost stripped him naked right in their presence.
The group described the incident as a direct attack on the Osun State government, insisting that it was criminal and unacceptable.
“The sponsors of those hoodlums who attacked Bola Ilori have forgotten that they have either directly or indirectly attacked and assaulted governor of Osun State, and leadership of the APC in the South West.
“We considered the attack as rude, criminal and flagrant disrespect to the rule of law and violation of the right of Hon. Bola Ilori
“We, however call on the Inspector General of Police to specially investigate the police personnel deployed for the conference particularly the security details of the Ondo State Deputy Governor and the SSG who were physically present when the suspected political thugs attacked Ilori.
“The urgent arrest of the perpetrators of this act became important going by the way they openly displayed firearms and injured participants at the conference, which pose a serious threat to the peaceful people of Ondo State.
“AGF condemn the attack in its totality and demand accelerated process to bring the culprits to book quickly”.