Chief Press Secretary to Governor Gboyega Oyetola identified as Ismail Omipidan has described former acting chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state and Chairman of The Osun Progressives, Elder Adelowo Adebiyi as a discredited fellow who should be ignored by members of the public.
This description was made by Omipidan while reacting to the statements credited to Adebiyi after an attack on members of TOP by some gunmen.
Omipidan said his Principal, Governor Gboyega Oyetola is never a violent man and should not be brought into issues of attack by hoodlums.
The Governor’s spokesman called on Former Governor Rauf Aregbesola to disown Adebiyi before he “rubbishes his office”.
The statement reads, “Former acting chairman, Osun All Progressives Congress, APC, Elder Adelowo Adebiyi is a discredited fellow and should therefore not be taken seriously. In law, if a witness bears false witness once, no testimony from such a fellow would ever be accepted. But in the case Adebiyi he has lied several times and this latest allegation is one of such lies.
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.
“Recall that during the State Congress, that was how they lied that someone, who many journalists who covered the Congress at the Stadium saw, led a purported attack on them at Ogo Oluwa.”