Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Sulaimon Lasun Yussuff who is the Governorship Candidate of the Labour party in Osun State has raised alarm over the threat to his life and his Campaign team.
Addressing journalists today, Friday at his campaign office in Osogbo on the recent attack on his office yesterday. Vandalising the billboards. Signpost and the gateman house.
He called the general public and the security apparatus to be aware of what happening and what the opposition is doing to him, they are after my life.
According to him, happenings in recent times, particularly since we secured the ticket of the Labour Party to contest the July, 16th 2022 election in Osun State, there have been some unusual behavior by certain individuals and groups towards me and my Campaign Team.
He stated, “As a politician, I believe/think this is one of those antics in politics by some politicians until I started noticing open confrontations being carried too far which the public, especially security agents, must be aware of.
He said, I have to intimate the press and public about the ugly incident/attack to our Campaign office yesterday and some previous physical attacks to my person and my entourage in the past two weeks. All these ugly attacks on me personally and my campaign office point to the fact that my life and all others involved in my Gubernatorial Campaign in Osun are in SERIOUS DANGER!!!Last week some group of Political thugs abruptly stopped my convoy threatening and warning me of several planned attacks if we refuse to back down/stop our Gubernatorial Campaign.
“In fact, to put it straight I was told POINT BLANK that my life is in danger and that they will continue to trail me to attack me and also disrupt all my campaign activities and events anywhere in Osun State.At exactly 11pm yesterday, some political thugs numbering about eight stormed my Campaign office at Oroki Estate barely thirty minutes after we all left for the day.
They came with cutlasses, guns and other weapons and descended on my Bill boards, signposts and windows of the gate house destroying everything in sight. The Night Guard in Panic came out to challenge them with all his might. He was however, able to battle them causing them to run away. But this happened after they had destroyed everything outside the Campaign office while the Night Guard’s resistance prevented them from gaining entrance to the Campaign Office.
“I therefore seize this opportunity to intimate the Public and the whole world that my Political Opponents have sponsored some thugs to be after my life and to disturb our Gubernatorial Campaign. The Security Operatives are hereby put on Red alert in this respect. I state here unequivocally that nothing can stop our campaign and no threats can stop me from becoming Governor of Osun State come July 16th 2022.
I am peace loving and expect all contestants to be. Thuggery and hooliganism or employing violence to win election will not work this time around! Even using money will not! My campaign is based on issues and programs premised on changing the narratives for Osun and its people.
He said, Contestants are hereby advised to desist from thuggery and hooliganism and let our campaigns be based on sound debates focused on issues and our programs for Osun economic growth and development.