The All Progressives Congress has challenged the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yusuf Lasun, to prove that his claims of alleged threat to life is true or stop the blackmail against the State of Osun.
In a statement, on Sunday, by the APC Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy in Osun State, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, alleged that Lasun, who is one of the leaders of the party in the state, was behind the theory that Adeleke was poisoned.
The statement reads: “This (allegation) is a wolf cry and political gerrymandering, which cannot amount to a threat to life. There is no fragment of truth in all Lasun claimed, and it appears to have been the product of a very sick-minded person.
“We hereby state unequivocally that the Deputy Speaker and his band of delusional propagandists are mere opportunists clawing to the death of our late party leader and illustrious son of Ede, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, to create smokescreen and score undue political relevance for themselves.
“Alas, without searching further, Hon. Yusuf has, without any iota of doubt, revealed himself to us that he is the chief sponsor and promoter of the irritating blackmail against the government of the state of Osun that the late Senator of Osun West Senatorial District was poisoned. This, in its entirety, is illogical and irresponsible.”
Recall that Senator Isiaka Adeleke died on Sunday, April 23, after complaining of leg pain.
The Constituency Relations Officer of the Deputy Speaker, Niyi Ogunsola, had on Saturday, accused the APC chairman and some former commissioners of threatening Lasun’s life.
The media aide to the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Wole Oladimeji, in his reaction, challenged the APC in the state to prove that his principal was behind the outcry that Adekeke was poisoned by the state government.