The executive governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, on Wednesday, June 28, escaped an alleged assassination attempt during the traditional Eid prayers at the Osogbo Eid praying ground.

DailyPost reports that, the stage was set for the prayers which was a traditional part which marks the beginning of the festival. The Chief Imam leading the prayers would stay in the front, while other dignitaries would occupy the second row.

However, trouble started when Adeleke arrived at the venue. A media aide to the Governor, Sarafa Ibrahim alleged that thugs hired by former Senator Ajibola Basiru attacked Governor Adeleke at the Osogbo Eid prayer ground.

According to him, “They came with machetes and all sorts of weapons at the Eid prayer ground. The governor was not even in Osun as he was in Lagos to have a meeting with the United States Consular General. He came straight to the Osogbo Eid prayer ground and upon sighting him, they just mobilised. They even attacked the House of Representatives member for Osogbo/Olorunda/Irepodun/Orolu Federal Constituency, Maruti Adewale Adebayo. It was obvious that they already planned the attacks. SRJ is playing with fire. What they just did is treasonous. For them to attempt to kill the leader of a state. Some of his boys were identified among the thugs. They came with wapons purposely to stop the governor from accessing the prayer ground. The governor was whisked away by his security aides and he left Immediately”

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