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How Aiyedatiwa’s ‘thugs’ attacked my aides – Ondo lawmaker, Ayebusiwa alleges

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The lawmaker representing Okitipupa Constituency 1 within the Ondo State Home of Meeting, Chris Ayebusiwa, has cried out over the alleged assault on a few of his aides and on his official car by some alleged supporters of Governor Fortunate Aiyedatiwa, whom he described as “thugs.”

In keeping with the lawmaker, the aides have been on transit by means of the favored Oba Adesida highway in Akure, the state capital, after they have been waylaid by the hoodlums in a Sienna bus branded with the governor’s marketing campaign slogan, ‘Odirorun Boyz’.

In a press release issued by his Particular Assistant on Media and Advocacy, Kehinde Akinyemi, he stated the hoodlums who carried out the assault on the weekend have been additionally decked in ‘Odirorun’ apparel.

Whereas stating that the assault was politically motivated, the lawmaker disclosed that the incident had been reported to regulation enforcement businesses.

“The incident that left the car visibly broken occurred round 4 p.m. on Saturday alongside the Oba-Adesida highway, Oja-Oba axis, Akure, Ondo State Capital.

“The black GAC official automotive of the legislator was assailed by the touts. Three of his workers aboard, together with the motive force and civil defence officer, have been assaulted by the thugs, who attacked with a pro-Aiyedatiwa-branded Sienna bus and clad in Aiyedatiwa’s marketing campaign face caps,” he stated.

Reacting to the allegation, the governor, by means of his Chief Press Secretary, Ebenezer Adeniyan, described the claims of the lawmaker as false.

“That is politics taken too far. What number of so-called ‘youths’ in Akure even recognise your face or your car to intentionally assault it for political functions?

“The true report is that you just moved with a convoy and bumped into a gaggle of youths who have been protesting in opposition to an alleged assault by some troopers within the space, and your insistence on passing by means of the protest led to the unlucky assault in your car.

“No one in that protest or group of youths wore any insignia of Aiyedatiwa, as erroneously claimed by you.

“I do hope the report you gave to the police was supported by proof to again up this false narrative,” he acknowledged.

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