The chief of staff of the Osun State House of Assembly Speaker Sunkanmi Obisesan was reportedly attacked on Sunday by some suspected thugs in the Ifofin area of Ilesa.
It was learned that Obisesan, who suffered a leg injury, was rushed to Wesley Guild Hospital, Unharmed for treatment and efforts to contact him failed as calls to his line rang.
But the president’s press secretary, Kunle Alabi, who confirmed the attack, said the perpetrators were thugs allegedly working for the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party.
Alabi explained that Obisesan had joined other APC members in Ifofin to receive the member representing the Atakumosa East and West state constituency in the Osun House of Assembly, Mr. Babatunde Komolafe, who visited the area when the attackers pounced on them and began throwing bottles at the gathering. .
Likewise, the campaign office of the former public works and transport commissioner of the state, Remi Omowaye, in Llesa, was also attacked in the early hours of Sunday.
In images obtained from the scene, the office’s front door, glass windows, billboards and APC flags were damaged during the attack.
Speaking after inspecting the scene, Omowaiye said the PDP-led government was behind the incident and called on the Police Inspector General and heads of other security agencies to arrest the situation before it got out of control.
Responding to the accusation, the interim chairman of the Osun state PDP, Dr. Akindele Adekunle, said those responsible for the attacks must have been thugs hired by the APC for the July 16 gubernatorial election that the party was had refused to resolve after the election.
Adekunle, in a statement obtained in Osogbo, also said that the PDP was not behind the attack, as the party was busy with the activities of the 100 days of the new administration.
“We are shocked by all these rumors of attacks. What we hear is that after the arrest of Asiri Eniba and Rasheed Oko Ilu during the July 16 elections, Mr. Oyetola and his team abandoned their recruited gangs.
“After the election, they told us that nobody cared about the bad boys they raised for four years,” he said.