FOLLOW UP: Osun APC caucus approaches security agencies to investigate Oyetola’s spokesperson over comment on Ex-minister Aregbesola

A caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun, the Omoluabi Progressives Congress has asked the Department of State Security (DSS), the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to thoroughly investigate comments made by the media aide to the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, Mr. Ismail Omipidan, which posed a security threat to the immediate-past Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

The organising and publicity secretary of the Omoluabi Progressives, Abosede Oluwaseun, disclosed the development to newsmen in Osogbo, on Tuesday.

Oluwaseun said the caucus is worried about the comments made by the former governor’s spokesperson, urging the security agencies to investigate the motive behind the statement in one of Omipidan’s articles released last Friday.

The caucus reiterated that it will continue to take steps to guarantee the safety and security of its members, urging law enforcement agents to wade-in and probe the situation.

The statement reads, “The Omoluabi Progressive Caucus wishes to inform the press and the public that we have officially submitted a petition to the Department of State Security, the Nigeria Police Force, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps regarding recent threats made against our grand patron, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

“In the petition addressed to the Director of the Department of State Security, Osun Command, we expressed serious concerns about statements made by Mr. Ismail Omipidan, spokesperson for the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola. Mr. Omipidan’s remarks, as quoted in a widely circulated article, implied a potential threat to the life of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

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“As representatives of the Omoluabi Progressive Caucus, we take the safety and security of our members and leaders very seriously. We cannot ignore any statement or action that may jeopardize the well-being of individuals within our community.

“Therefore, we have urged the security agencies to conduct a thorough investigation into Mr. Omipidan’s statements and to invite him for questioning regarding his intent behind the remarks. We believe that such clarification is necessary to ensure the peace and security of our state and to prevent any further escalation of tensions.

“Furthermore, we want to assure the public that Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, our former Governor of Osun and immediate past Minister of Interior, is in good health and high spirits. We stand by him unequivocally, and we are confident that the security agencies will take appropriate measures to guarantee his safety and that of all citizens.

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“We call on all stakeholders, including the media and the public, to remain calm and vigilant as the security agencies investigate this matter. We are committed to upholding the principles of democracy and the rule of law, and we trust that justice will prevail.”

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