Police summon on Adeleke is an act of intimidation.- Lere Oyewunmi - AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARY NEWS



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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Police summon on Adeleke is an act of intimidation.- Lere Oyewunmi

President Muhammadu Buhari
The Director General of Ademola Adeleke Campaign organisation, Chief Lere Oyewunmi, has described the invitation by the police, requesting its principal to appear before it as an act of intimidation. He, however, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for reversing the order.

DAILY POST reports that the Nigeria Police had summoned Adeleke, for alleged examination malpractice and criminal conspiracy just few days to the governorship election.

However, President Buhari ordered that Adeleke should not be invited until after Saturday’s election.

Oyewunmi said such action, if allowed to fester was capable of heating up the polity unnecessarily, adding that the directive of the president has doused tension.

He alleged the was APC being jittery over an impeding defeat in the September 22 governorship election in Osun State, hence the antics of intimidation and victimisation.
“We are taken aback by the eleventh hour invitation by the police to our candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke on very flimsy and unfounded issue.

“It is obviously clear that the ruling APC is so desperate to intimidate and harass our flag bearer because of the fear of loosing election.

“I want to say categorically clear that we can not be intimidated in any way, we are undaunted and focused, no amount of intimidation and victimisation could deter us from winning the Saturday poll.

“We commend President Muhammadu Buhari for the timely intervention to douse the tensed political atmosphere; that directive has really prevented unnecessary political tension.”

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