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Ondo APC Senator assaulted during the visit of Vice President Osinbajo

APC National Chairman Adams Oshionhole
The senator representing the Ondo South Senatorial District, Yele Omogunwa was on Thursday attacked by residents of Okitipupa, the headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, which is one of the six local governments he is representing.

Omogunwa who is recontesting the district’s senatorial seat at the forthcoming polls, under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC was assaulted during the visit of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to the palace of Jegun of Idepe, Oba Michael Adetoye.

The senator who was rescued by the security details of the Vice President was accused by the residents who were mostly youths for allegedly neglecting the district since he became senator in 2015.

The raging youths who shunned the heavy security presence decried what they described as the woeful performance and poor representation by Omogunwa in the past three years as disastrous which has affected the growth of the district, particularly the youths.

According to one of the youths, who craved for anonymity, the senator who abandoned the district for the past three years angered the youth following his visit to the town to solicit for votes ahead of the election.

“He (Senator Omogunwa) was beaten because he neglected us in the senatorial district, he carried out no constituency projects in the past three years we have elected him.

“He does not have any constituency office in this town, he was not accessible, we couldn’t reach him for over three years, so what does he want here? Election is coming now, so he wants to cajole us again, that will not be possible,” he added.

However, the media aide to the senator, Jide Omogunwa stated that the senator was not assaulted.

He maintained that the venue was just rowdy when some youths were trying to ask the senator for money.

“What happened was just a normal thing in politics.

“At the event, the youths came to ask for money. As he was trying to get them money, they thought he was trying to escape.

“Some of the youths were protecting him while some were pushing themselves. It doesn’t have any political undertone.

“It is a normal thing that can happen to politicians.”

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