Drama As Youths Beat Ondo Commissioner For Works
The Ondo state Commissioner for Works, Mr Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye has been beatedn up through youths.
In keeping with reports, Mr Saka Ogunleye who became one of the chieftains on the recent town hall meeting of the All Progressives Congress in Iju town, Akure North local government area changed into beaten critically through the youths on the meeting.
It become gathered that the Commissioner turned into inside the community to attend the assembly referred to as for the motive of membership registration and validation of the birthday celebration.
Consistent with a supply who spoke to PUNCH, some minutes after the advent of Yusuf-Ogunleye, the youths besieged Iju town corridor venue of the meeting, with risky objects and attacked the Commissioner. Many different contributors of the birthday party on the venue had been reportedly injured.
The supply stated,
“As you already know, we are starting the registration of our contributors in a few days time. So, the APC chairman in Akure North referred to as a assembly and invited different leaders of the celebration to discuss the difficulty.
“The assembly had not even started while a few thugs invaded the venue. They started out raining abuses and curses on the Commissioner. They beat him and nearly killed him.
“this is a sad improvement. We don’t recognise what may want to have triggered it. What is the large deal in club registration? I’m sorry for this celebration.”
Some members of the birthday party accused the Minister of state for Niger-Delta Affairs, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, of masterminding the assault, following a confrontation among him and Yusuf- Ogunleye.
The source also stated:
“folks that attacked the Commissioner are recognised boys of leader Alasoadura. We concept Alasoadura has grown past that, considering his age and where God has positioned him.
The media aide to Alasoadura, Mr Dayo Joe, stated the Minister did not sponsor any assault towards the Commissioner. He, but, defined the meeting as factional, saying it was now not an APC assembly.
He said, “I just trust folks that did it (attack) saw it as a factional meeting. It was no longer an APC meeting. They handiest camouflaged under the umbrella of APC. That is due to the fact some other leaders whom they trust are not dependable to them had been no longer invited to that assembly.
“So, it become a factional meeting and, as a end result, some people were no longer satisfied. That changed into what passed off. Alasoadura was not even aware. He become not even round. So, he wouldn’t had been the mastermind of the assault.