The Elders’ Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Odo-Otin Local Government Area of Osun State lamented the physical attack on Olagunsoye Oyinlola, a former governor of the State saying it is a deliberate plot to have him humiliated and attempted murder.
Olagunsoye Oyinlola, a former governor of Osun State was physically assaulted on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, in Osogbo by suspected supporters of Senator Ademola Adeleke.
In a statement jointly signed by Rasaq Oyelami, Chairman, Elders’ Caucus, PDP, Odo-Otin and Soji Ibikunle, the Public Relations Officer, the caucus stated that the act was not acceptable to them.
According to the statement, “It is disheartening that up till now, the handlers of this said gubernatorial aspirant, Senator Ademola Adeleke are yet to show remorse and send an apology to Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola to douse tension.
“For this reason, it is a dear indication that the handlers of the said gubernatorial aspirant deliberately sponsored the attack on Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.”
Meanwhile, Senator Ademola Adeleke has condemned the attack on the former governor, describing it as uncalled for and contrary to the peaceful code of politicking his family is known for.
In his words, “As a family and group, we cherish peaceful interactions despite any temporary political differences. The former Governor deserves the support of every stakeholder, as efforts are ongoing to ensure permanent restoration of unity and brotherhood within the party.”
“Those attacking Deji Adeleke over the incident are, therefore, chasing shadows and are wrongly targeting a brother whose life is dominated by peace and tranquility.
“I make bold to say that my ambition has always been peacefully driven. I enjoy massive goodwill and backing of the people as I relate with the people on a daily basis. Therefore, I did not and will not, under any circumstance, authorise or sponsor any molestation of party elders and leaders.
“I consequently urge our party elders, leaders, men and women, including Prince Oyinlola to disabuse their minds and set the records straight on this incident. The Adeleke family has no hand in the said incident. We remain peace loving, rule observing and unity-seeking actors within the PDP,” the statement concluded