Some hoodlums suspected to be members of the opposition, in Oyo State, have attacked the Omi Adio Ibadan home and Campaign office of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Candidate for Ido/Ibarapa East Federal Constituency, Professor Joseph Adeniyi Olowofela.
It was gathered on Tuesday, that property destroyed at the house of the former Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology in the State, included six vehicles, two branded hummer buses (belonging to the Legislative arm (Omi-Apata LCDA and Ido Lg APC), branded villager mercury sport, sienna, old range rover, branded pilot jeep.
However, all efforts made by DAILY POST to get the reaction of the State Police Spokesman, Adekunle Ajisebutu, proved abortive as at the time of filing in this report.
Olowofela in a statement by his Media Aide, Comrade Idowu Ayodele, said: “The opposition cannot change the resolve by Ibarapa East /Ido Constituents, to vote for Olowofela and all the APC Candidates in the forthcoming polls, billed for February 16.”
He condemned the attack, saying “the attack was uncalled for”.
Ayodele in the statement said: “The uproarious event which claimed the life of an APC Chieftain and strong member of his Campaign Organisation, Alhaji Salau Salimon Alade, who was shot dead, occurred shortly after the State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, and the APC’s Gubernatorial Candidate, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, left the Omi-Adio rally. Other party faithfuls who were directly attacked, also sustained various injuries”.
“Among the properties attacked by the thugs was his Omi-Adio residence, in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State, where no fewer than six vehicles, including two branded hummer buses (belonging to the Legislative arm, Omi-Apata LCDA and Ido Lg APC), branded villager mercury sport, sienna, old range rover, branded pilot jeep, and Campaign Office were vandalised.
“Though, I was surprised with the degree of damages done by these criminals, it has also confirmed our resounding victories as a party, and further proven that I remain the people’s choice.
“The oppositions should endeavour to endear themselves to the good people of Ibarapa East/Ido Federal Constituency, through humane and civilised manner, rather than resort to desperate tactics that threaten the lives and property of the citizens.”
While commending the Omi-Adio Divisional Police Headquarters for its quick response, Olowofela however, demanded that the perpetrators of this heinous crime and their sponsors, should be brought to book, no matter how highly placed, in order to stem the ugly trend.
He, however, called on the people of the area to remain calm.