Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
A socio-political group, Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation (AGF) Osun State Chapter has given the security agencies in the State seven days ultimatum to fish out those behind the attack on Governor Gboyega Oyetola and his aides during the #EndSARS protest of Saturday.
AGF in a statement signed by its Coordinator, Comrade Sikiru Tijani and Secretary, Comrade Yahaya Adeniji and made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Monday condemned the attack in its entirety describing as barbaric and unfortunate.
The group who also described the action of the hoodlums as treasonable, bring the perpetrators to justice.
According to AGF, “the attackers of Governor Oyetola mingled with genuine youths to carry out their ulterior motive saying that the governor had already joined the protesters in solidarity, walking with them from Oke Fia Alekuwodo and ended up at Olaiya where he was addressing them before the hoodlums launched the attack.
“Our Governor is a peaceful and coolheaded man who knows that peaceful protest and association is a fundamental right of every citizen, he understands the plight of the protesting youths.
“There is the need for each and every one of us, all the good people of the state to stand against this dastardly act and speak in one voice to condemn the brutal attack on the Governor regardless of religious beliefs or political affiliation.
“The Law Enforcement Agencies must leave no stone unturned to bring the perpetrators to justice immediately as we can see them from the clips with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons and collaborators urging them on.
“The danger of what happened is that if they can go to the extent of attacking a sitting governor and go scott free it means we are no longer safe.
“We condole with the families of those who lost their lives in the heat of the protest on Saturday”.