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Political thugs attacked me not protesters – Oyetola gives detail

The Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has mentioned that political thugs deliberate the assault on him through the Finish SARS protest on Saturday in Osogbo.

The incident occurred whereas the governor was addressing the peaceable protesters.

In response to him, political thugs hijacked the train and hurled stones and harmful weapons and vandalised a number of vehicles.

Oyetola disclosed that preliminary investigation additional revealed that no reside bullet or cannister of teargas was fired on the rampaging political thugs, including that no life was misplaced on the scene of the incident whereas he was correctly evacuated to security.

Two lives had been reportedly misplaced on Saturday in Osogbo, however which in accordance with him was not on the scene of the assault.

Learn the Full Textual content of Oyetola

My pricey Good Folks of the State of Osun,

Yesterday night, political thugs and hoodlums made failed makes an attempt on my life and people of my aides whereas figuring out with our beloved youths who had been partaking in reputable protest towards the alleged brutality of the now disbanded Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS).

My entourage and I joined protesters from Alekuwodo space to Olaiya Junction chanting solidarity songs with them and inspiring them alongside the way in which. Through the course of my deal with to the protesters to reiterate our cooperation and assist, political thugs hijacked the train and hurled stones and harmful weapons at us and vandalised a number of vehicles in my convoy.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the commando fashion with which the assailants carried out their assault was deliberate and pre-planned. It was additionally evident that it was not the real protesters that carried out the violence.

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Preliminary investigation additional revealed that no reside bullet or cannister of teargas was fired on the rampaging political thugs. Subsequently, no life was misplaced on the scene of the incident. I used to be correctly evacuated to security.

Regrettably, two lives had been reportedly misplaced yesterday. However none occcured through the assault on me. One of many mentioned deaths which was brought on by a lone bike accident occurred round 12noon, lengthy earlier than I acquired to the protest floor.

The second demise was mentioned to have occurred round Ayepe, about 5 kilometers away from Olaiya the place we held the protest.

We sympathise with the households of the diseased and pray to God to grant them the fortitude to bear the nice losses.

I’ve directed that the incidents be correctly investigated with a view to ascertaining the causes of the deaths.

By this week, we will be organising a Judicial Panel of Enquiry according to the directive of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to research all associated instances of abuse and brutality by the disbanded SARS. This panel can even examine yesterday’s assault.

What occurred on Saturday is objectionable, unacceptable and a blight to the Omoluabi ethos that the State of Osun stands for.

Try on the lifetime of the governor can’t be deliberate by the youths who constituted over 60 per cent of the voters that elected us into workplace and had launched into profitable and peaceable highway walks with us a number of instances prior to now.

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Osun youths who’re the unique #EndSARS protesters have travelled the lengthy highway of constructing a greater Osun with us and we have now been on the lane of delivering a greater and affluent Osun collectively. This assassination try couldn’t have come from them.

Our Administration had recognized with the youths from Day One of many protest within the perception that protest is a reputable proper of the citizenry and a core element of democracy. On the day one of many protest, Senior Authorities Officers had been on the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park to establish with and deal with the protesters.

These Senior Officers of the Authorities additionally addressed them on the Gate of the State Secretariat, Abere, on the fourth day to establish with the protesters, pledge our solidarity to their trigger and promise to ship their calls for to the President. These calls for have since been met by Mr. President.

The protesters had engaged in peaceable demonstration for the primary two days earlier than it was later hijacked within the final 5 days. In reality, we had trigger to boost the alarm final Wednesday to the impact that the protest had been hijacked.

Once more, earlier yesterday, our get together, the All Progressives Congress, did increase one other alarm that recognized political thugs had been seen brandishing harmful weapons whereas following the protesters.

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It’s unlucky that yesterday’s protest which began peacefully was allowed to degenerate right into a violent train and an enormous hazard to the lives and property of the folks that we’re referred to as out to guard. That is unacceptable.

As a accountable and responsive authorities, we are going to do the whole lot throughout the ambit of the regulation to guard the lives and property of our folks. All our residents and residents are enjoined to be regulation abiding as any particular person discovered contravening the regulation shall be made to face the wrath of the regulation.

We decide to the reason for our youths and the #EndSARS protesters and shall do the whole lot to make sure that their calls for are met.

I enjoin all our residents to be peaceable and to be regulation abiding as all efforts shall be made to guard them and their property.

Relaxation assured that we’re on prime of the state of affairs. We will fish out the perpetrators of this dastardly act and convey them to justice. We will not condone any act that may compromise the lives of our folks and the hard-won rating of our State as probably the most peaceable state in Nigeria.

As a accountable authorities, we are going to do the whole lot in our powers to guard the lives and property of our folks.

Might God proceed to bless and hold the State of Osun.

Thanks and God bless.

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