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Oyo 2023: Suspected Hoodlums Attack Adelabu’s Convoy, Vehicles Destroyed, Three Arrested

• Oke Ogun monarchs give royal blessings, pledge support to Adelabu’s aspiration

The Campaign Team of the Governorship Candidate of the Accord, Chief Adebayo Adelabu was on Wednesday attacked by thugs suspected to be working for the rival All Progressives Congress (APC) in Tede, Atisbo local government Area of Oke Ogun.

Three of the suspected thugs who claimed to be agents of All Progressive Congress (APC) were arrested due to the quick intervention of men of the Nigeria Police and private security guards in the entourage of the governorship candidate before further damage could be wrought on the convoy.

However, several vehicles were still destroyed during the attacks.

Earlier in the week, the Accord governorship candidate had raised the alarm over plans by the opposition political parties to attack the Accord candidates in the State. Chief Adelabu had urged fellow contenders to make their campaign issue-based rather than turn the State into a war zone in the build up to the General election.

In the attack, two of Chief Adelabu’s personal vehicles were destroyed and five others campaign vehicles, including the Range Rover Spot of a popular Yoruba Movie Actor and producer Mr Soji Taiwo known as “Ose Ose Omo Banke”, were destroyed.

Reacting to the incident, the Campaign organisation noted that the opposition APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have become uncomfortable and are threatened by the rising profile of Accord and its governorship candidate who continues to garner overwhelming support as he continues his State-wide consultation.

Meanwhile, monarchs in Itesiwaju local government, Oke Ogun have pledged support for the Governorship ambition of the Accord candidate.

They made the pledge during the ongoing State-wide consultation meetings with relevant stakeholders in the zone.

The royal fathers who met with the accord candidate were Oniro of Otu, Oba Sunday Oyetunde Adepoju; Olugbo of Igbojaye, Oba Oladimeji; Olokaka of Okaka, Oba Olatunji Azeez; Eleyinpo of Ipapo, Olugunwa of Okeamu, Oniro of Komu, Olonko Babaode and many others. They solicited the support of Chief Adelabu in bringing needed development to Itesiwaju local government when he becomes the governor of Oyo State after the general election where he is expected to emerge victorious.

According to the Monarchs, the council area lacks basic amenities such as good roads, hospitals and a bank to serve the need of the people. They Community leaders said previous administration had neglected the area in spite several complaints. They also reiterated their commitment to give unflinching support to the governorship aspiration of Chief Adelabu in the election.

Responding, Chief Adelabu expressed his appreciation to the monarchs for their support.

He said with the template his administration would introduce, all local government in the State, Oke Ogun inclusive would benefit from the programmes of his administration in the provision of basic amenities.

He said that his administration would focus on an autonomous and functional local government administration system which are the panacea for rapid and profound development in the grassroots, including adequate welfare of the monarchs and chiefs in the communities.

“My Governorship ambition is to serve the people of the State and not for personal purpose. I therefore solicit your support towards the actualization of becoming the next Governor of Oyo State with the aim of touching lives positively and moving the state from poverty to prosperity.” Adelabu said.

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