Director General, Ileri-Oluwa Campaign Organisation, the campaign outfit of Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, Ajibola Famurewa, has raised the alarm over a plot by assassins to kill nine more chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Recall that gunmen assassinated the Chairman of APC in Atakumosa East Local Government, Gbenga Ogbara, while his son, Aregbesola and wife sustained injuries during the attack at Igangan.
Famurewa, during a condolence visit to the bereaved family, expressed shock about the incident.
He said: “We are approaching the election and Igangan is one of the strongest zones of the APC. What the perpetrators are trying to do is to weaken the strength of our party. Four years ago, they attempted to kill Chief Ogbara, but he escaped and his house was razed. We learnt that the assassins have been telling people in the area that 10 people have been pencilled down for assassination, believing that if they are murdered, it will give them access during the election. Unfortunately, the APC chairman is their first victim.”
A chieftain of the party in the area, Chief Adewale Bamigbade, also yesterday cried out that strange people were trailing APC members in his area, thereby creating fears among residents.
Police Commissioner Olawale Olokode promised that his operatives would arrest the perpetrators.