Listen to article
Recent reports which have been compiled by Africa Daily News, New York has revealed that the Osun State Police Command has finally debunked all the reports which have been making the rounds that presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu’s convoy had been attacked while he had been in the state.
The command who had put out a statement to this effect on Sunday which had also been signed by its spokesperson, SP Yemisi Oplalola had revealed that its attention had been drawn to the news which had been making the rounds and video trending on social media that; Osun Youths attacked Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s convoy on Saturday.
Read Also: 2023: Caution Members Not Supporting Tinubu, APC Tells Buhari
The command had also explained the trending video on social media was the attack on the Osun State Governor Oyetola Gboyega’s convoy by EndSARS protesters about two years ago, on 17th of October 2020, and not the 8th of October 2022, as had been mischievously circulated.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, (now AIG), wishes to state that the news/video is misinforming and misleading, which is a calculated attempt to cause apprehension or state of insecurity in the state by some unscrupulous elements.
“To put the record straight, I wish to inform you that Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu did not come to Osun State for any program of late at all,” the statement read.
Olokode, therefore, enjoined the people of the state to disregard the information and go about their legitimate businesses without entertaining fear of insecurity.
In another related development, ahead of the inauguration of its campaign council, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged President, Muhammadu Buhari to immediately warn his ministers and other public holders to desist from working against the presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
This was made known in a statement which was signed by the deputy National Publicity Secretary, Murtala Ajaka which was sighted by Africa Daily News, New York.
The ruling party cautioned public office-holders on the platform of the APC to take a strong decison between campaigning for Tinubu’s ticket or resigning their appointments from the party-led administration.
Ajaka was reacting to the public display of apathy to Tinubu’s presidential candidacy by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.