Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has denied being responsible for the attack on a faction of the All Progressives Congress in Osun State, backed by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.
Naija News reports that suspected thugs attacked members of the faction during their weekly meeting at Oranmiyan House, Gbongan Road, Osogbo.
It was learned that the thugs bearing guns arrived at the venue in a black Sienna Bus around 2.09pm, fired shots into the air and moved towards the entrance to the building.
Speaking after the incident, the factional chairman of the group, Lowo Adebiyi, accused the governor of being responsible for the attack.
Reacting to the allegations in a statement on Thursday, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ismail Omipidan, said his principal was not involved in the attack.
He, however, accused a former APC Secretary in the state, Razaq Salinsile, of knowing the attackers and stopping the planned attack.
The statement partly read, “My Principal is not a violent man and will never support any violence in whatever form. I strongly urge our former governor and current Interior Minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, to disown Adebiyi before he rubbishes his good office.
“If by his admission, he is saying personnel of NSCDC had always provided security cover for them, on whose authority were they doing it then and who ordered their withdrawal today?
“We want the concerned security agencies in the state to watch Adebiyi closely, as he appears to be up to something sinister.
“Finally, I have intelligence report that Abdulrasaq Salinsile, the former APC Secretary in the State, met with one of those that were alleged to have carried out today’s attack. I want to believe they are acting out a script already prepared by them.”