Osun 2022: Panic As Gunmen Attack Labour Party Governorship Candidate

Osun 2022: Panic As Gunmen Attack Labour Party Governorship Candidate

  • Ahead of the Osun gubernatorial election, the Labour Party candidate, Lasun Yusuff is under severe shock
  • This is as unknown gunmen invaded the residence of the politician in the wee hours of Monday morning
  • Meanwhile, no lives were lost by this sad incident as security personnel attached to Yussuff's home were able to repel the attack

The residence of Ikolaba Rt. Hon. Lasun Yussuff Suleiman at Ilobu was on Monday, July 9, attacked by armed thugs.

The governorship candidate of the Labour Party made this disclosure in a tweet shared on his verified Twitter handle, in the early hours of Monday morning.

Rt Hon Lasun Yusuf, Ilobu, Osun 2022,Osun 2022 election, Channels Television, APC
Gunmen attacked the residence of Labour Party governorship candidate, Lasun Yusuf. Photo credit: Prince Fasasi Adewale Quadri
Source: Facebook

He tweeted:

"Just in: gun men in uniforms are presently in my residence shooting sporadically..."

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From the pictures making rounds on the internet, the armed men shot indiscriminately at the building located at Oke-Ima area of the town.

Sources, however, disclosed that security personnel attached to the compound were able to repel the attack with no one injured.

Meanwhile, Yusuff, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives appeared on Sunday night, July 10, at the Osun Gubernatorial debate organised by Channels Television in Osogbo.

Nigerians react

Nigerians in reaction through the Twitter page of the LP candidate accuses the APC government and prayed for the protection of the candidate.

@Ikemba1azu1 tweeted

"Hon. Sir ask your boys to record everything that's happening... We want to hold APC accountable."

@prodahood tweeted

"Just like that.... APC
"How do you know from afar?

@ChigozieIAlex tweeted

"Hon. Please send any evidence you have to my DM now please!

@Arinze233 tweeted

"we will hold Nigeria government accountable. What kind of country are we in."

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@Olusegu60442187 tweeted

"This is not the kind of democracy we pray to keep in this country. When a gubernatorial candidate isn’t safe after a live television debate. Our security agencies have been compromised. There’s the need for a complete change of government in this country."


"This is bad for our democracy. Is this our plan for 2023 General Elections."

@EmordiChigbata tweeted

"Jesus Christ!!! God's protection on you and your family,the enemies of Osun will never win."

Osun 2022: PDP in trouble as party chairman, Adeleke's ex-running mate, 10,000 other members defect to APC

No fewer than 10,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reportedly defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state on Monday, June 27.

It was reported that the defection took place at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo, the state capital.

Legit.ng gathers that Hon Wale Ojo, factional state chairman of PDP, and Hon Albert Adeogun, running mate to the PDP candidate in the 2018 governorship election in Osun, were among those who dumped the PDP for the APC.

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Political thugs, cult groups may threaten Osun election, observers warn

Meanwhile, Yiaga Africa, a leading election observer group, has raised an alarm that the Osun governorship election billed for Saturday, July 16 may be threatened by activities of political thugs and cult groups.

This was contained in Yiaga Africa's Watching The Vote Pre-election observation report for Osun state made available to Legit.ng on Monday, June 13.

The organisation said it deployed long-term observers to all 30 local government areas in Osun state to assess preparatory activities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) towards the election, the security planning, activities of election stakeholders, campaigns, and activities of political parties, and voter education in the state and violence monitoring.

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