By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Ondo State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye was on Thursday attacked by angry youths at Iju community in Akure North Local Government Area of the state.
Ogunleye was in the community to attend a meeting on the membership registration and validation of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Western Post gathered that some minutes after the arrival of Ogunleye, the irate youths invaded Iju town hall, venue of the meeting, and descended on the commissioner.
Several persons were said to have been wounded in the Franca.
An eyewitness explained to Western Post that“As you know, we are starting the registration of our members in few days’ time. So, the APC chairman in Akure North called a meeting and invited other leaders of the party to discuss the issue.
“The meeting had not even started when some thugs invaded the venue of the meeting. They started raining abuses and curses on the commissioner. They nearly killed him!.
“This is a sad development. We don’t know what could have caused it. What’s the big deal in membership registration? I am sorry for the party.”
The source accused Tayo Alasoadura, Minister of State for Niger-Delta Affairs, of masterminding the attack on Ogunleye.
He said: “Those who attacked the commissioner are known boys of Chief Alasoadura. We thought our brother has gone beyond that, considering his age and where God has put him.
“The incident has been reported to Baba Farukanmi so that he will help us tell the governor that oga has started again.”