The lawmaker representing Osun West Senatorial District, Adelere Oriolowo on Sunday escaped an assassination attempt by suspected political thugs during a constituency meeting in Osun State.
It was gathered that Senator Oriolowo was at the All Progressives Congress (APC) constituency meeting which was organised by Osun West party members at Ikire, the headquarters of Irewole Local Government Area, Osun State when some thugs with cutlasses and other weapons invaded the meeting to launch an attack.
The scene caused uproar as the security details of the senator prevented the thugs from attacking Senator Oriolowo.
It was learnt that he was whisked away for safety as the thugs attacked other party members at the meeting.
The senator, in a Facebook post, confirmed the attack saying, “Just escaped an Assassination attempt on my life and that of my entourage. To God be the glory, we are safe and alive. God is my helper, my shelter and my fortress, I fear no evil. – AAO”
Reacting to the incident, Oriolowo’s spokesperson, Mr Niyi Isamotu attributed the attack to the handiwork of unknown assailants who were desperate to terminate his boss’ life.