Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Osun Speaker Alleges Assassination Attempt On His Life

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The Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Timothy Owoeye, has alleged an assassination attempt on his life by some yet-to-be-identified assailants, who shot at his house in Ilesa in the early hours of Wednesday.

Owoeye, the lawmaker representing Ilesa East state constituency, while speaking to newsmen at the All Progressives Congress Ilesa East local government party secretariat in Ilesa, accused the Peoples Democratic Party of sponsoring the attacks.

He expressed concern over rising cases of violent attacks in the state, and commended security officers working with him for repelling the attempt to kill him by the assailants.

“In the early hours of today, (Wednesday) 22 February, an assassination attempt was made on my life. If not for divine providence, the story would have been different. I want to salute the security men who stood their ground to prevent my assailants from carrying out their aim.

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“This attack was also extended to the businesses of Hon. Adewale Adedoyin, the honourable member representing llesa West State Constituency, and Hon. Folarin Fafowora, the immediate past Chairman of llesa West Central LCDA. These businesses which contribute to the economic development of the town were destroyed in the well-coordinated attack.

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“The recent happenings in Osun are becoming worrisome and need proper attention from every well-meaning citizen. The return of political thuggery after about 12 years of the All Progressives Congress APC administration in the state now gives residents and citizens sleepless nights.

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