PDP denies involvement in Osun First Lady’s convoy attack

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

The Osun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dissociated itself from the attack on the convoy of the state’s First Lady, Kafayat Oyetola.

Mrs. Oyetola’s convoy was on Friday, attacked around the Owode area of the state and some of her aides suffered bruises.

Confirming the incident on Saturday, the Osun Police spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, disclosed that one security personnel on the convoy was injured, while five suspected hoodlums were arrested by the police.

However, the Osun State PDP in a statement titled, ‘How First Lady’s Escorts Beat Up Truck Driver, Sparking Public Reaction – Osun PDP’, disagreed with the police’s version.

The party’s Media Director in the state, Oladele Bamiji, in the statement, alleged that the attack was triggered by Oyetola’s escort who beat up a truck driver for blocking the road with his vehicle.

The statement reads: “We are shocked to read this morning the futile attempt by the office of the outgoing First Lady to cover up the irresponsible conduct of her escort, who beat up a truck driver at Owode, leading to the public’s angry reaction against her entire convoy.

“According to eyewitness accounts, yesterday (Friday) was Owode Ede market day and the road was expectedly crowded.

“A truck had developed a fault right in the middle of the road with the driver making efforts to get it to work.

“That was the point the First Lady’s convoy arrived at the scene,” the party revealed.

The party claimed that the convoy’s security operatives “pounced on the truck driver” and rushed him to the hospital after he slumped.

“It was at this point that people around the market angrily reacted, pelting the convoy with stones and others.

“Eye witness accounts further revealed that as of the time the convoy was attacked, the angry crowd were not even aware of who was in the convoy until reinforcement was sent to the scene from Government House with sporadic shootings.

“We have gone this far with the details of the incident to strongly deny allegations that PDP thugs were responsible for the self-inflicted attacks on the convoy of the First Lady,” the statement added.