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Osun accuses ex-Senate spokesperson of plot to destabilise state

Ajibola Bashiru

They are comedians, Basiru replies

The Osun State Government has accused the immediate past Senate spokesperson, Dr. Ajibola Bashiru, of invading the state with authorised police operatives with the intention to destabilise its peace.

The allegations were contained in a release signed by the spokesperson to the governor, Olawale Rasheed, obtained in Osogbo on Monday.

The government then called on the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to withdraw unauthorised policemen currently working with Bashiru, and also asked the State Commissioner of Police, Patric Longe, to investigate its claim to prevent breaches of peace.

The statement read in part, “We urgently bring to the attention of the Inspector General of Police, the State Commissioner of Police and the general public that former Senator Ajibola Bashiru has imported some unauthorised policemen into Osun State to create confusion, mayhem and destabilise the peace and stability of the state.

“The former senator is reported to have submitted a list of top leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party and Osun state government for arrest on trumped-up charges. We reliably gathered that the Osogbo-born politician is personally coordinating the team in gross violation of extant laws and practice of law enforcement.

“We call on the Inspector General of Police to order the immediate withdrawal of such policemen, as their invitation under the control of a politician constitutes a grave threat to the peace and stability of Osun State. We urge the Commissioner of Police to urgently look into the matter before there is a breach of peace across the state.”

But the ex-federal lawmaker, who represented Osun Central in the 9th Senate, while reacting to the allegations, sympathised with the Osun people for allowing incompetent people to ascend to power in the state.

“I don’t believe any serious government or its spokesman will spew such rubbish as a press statement, but in case you confirm that was released by the governor spokesperson, my reaction is that I sympathise with the Osun people for allowing comedians to get close to the Government House in Osogbo.

“They are obviously jittery already that our party will kick out their incompetent government in 2026. Obviously, illiteracy is a disease!” Bashiru said.

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