The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday alerted the nation that the life of its governorship candidate in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, was in danger.
Addressing the Newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan said the party has uncovered moves aimed at silencing the dance-loving Adeleke.
“It may interest you to know that certain desperate elements of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who are unsettled that they cannot stop Senator Adeleke from retrieving his governorship mandate freely given to him by the people of Osun State, are now viciously plotting to use all means to put him out of circulation.
“Given the series of unrelenting attacks, threats, and the desperation now being exhibited by the APC, our party has become apprehensive that there are plots to silence Senator Adeleke as a way to terminate his efforts to retrieve his governorship mandate in the court.
“Part of the plot is to frame and arrest the principal of his school, Ede Muslim High School, Ede, Mr. Kadili Adejare Abass, on trumped-up charges that Senator Adeleke’s school testimonial was forged with the aim of using such fabrication as a basis to smear and clamp down on Senator Adeleke.”
Speaking further on how they tried to brand Adeleke’s West African School Certificate as fake, the PDP said: “Nigerians will recall that the PDP had earlier alerted the public that having failed in their project to brand Senator Adeleke’s WAEC certificate as fake, APC leaders, particularly those operating from Lagos, were weaving a new fabrication that Senator Adeleke’s school testimonial was ‘forged’.”
The party revealed how a former commissioner in Osun State was used by the APC leaders to reach and compromise certain top police officers to use the fabrications to arrest and embarrass Senator Adeleke and the principal of his school, Ede Muslim High School, even when they have not committed any crime.
“Yesterday, April 24, 2019 the Nigerian police, in collaboration with the APC, arrested Mr. Abass, the principal of the Ede Muslim High School, Ede, as well as the wife of the school’s registrar, Mrs. Rofiyat Oladepo, and her nine months old baby,” the party said.
The party fingered a top police officer as responsible for their arrest.
It added: “It is most unfortunate that the Nigeria police will allow certain elements within its ranks to yield themselves as tools in the hands of the oppressive APC in their desperation to thwart the mandate of the people of Osun State, which they freely gave to Senator Ademola Adeleke.
“It is clear that there is no way a school principal, who duly signed and issued a school testimonial under his own hand and position, can be said to have ‘forged’ the same testimonial.
“More so, the school register as well as the WAEC result and certificate eminently show that Senator Adeleke attended the school, sat for WAEC examination and obtained the certificate which has been validated even by a court of competent jurisdiction, thus also authenticating the school testimonial.”