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Mob attacks commissioner nominee, collapses canopy on govs at Adeleke’s burial (Photos)



Mob attacks commissioner nominee, collapses canopy on govs at Adeleke's burial (Photos)

Irate youths on Monday during the burial a former governor of Osun State, and serving senator, Isiaka Adeleke, attacked Idiat Babalola, who is a commissioner nominee of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

In the process, they also collapsed a canopy on some governors and other dignitaries at the event.

The governors were that of Ogun and Ondo states, Ibikunle Amosun and Rotimi Akeredolu, respectively, who were seated with Oyinlola Olagunsoye among other dignitaries.

The commissioner nominee Babalola, was reportedly sitting with the dignitaries including the younger brother of the deceased, Deji Adeleke, before they were chased out by the angry youths.

The action followed the allegation that the former governor was poisoned by some All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders in the state and Babalola according to them, is being touted to become the running mate of the anointed governorship candidate of the APC in the state’s coming election.

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It was learnt that as soon as the youths sighted Babalola among other dignitaries at the burial they demanded that she should be sent out.

While family members of the deceased pleaded with the youths to calm down, the irate youth insisted and started shouting and raining curses on her.

When that was not enough, they started shaking the canopy where governors Amosun, Akeredolu, Oyinlola and Deji Adeleke were seated to chase out Babalola who they dubbed a betrayer.

When it was sensed that the matter was getting out of hand, Amosun and his security aides escorted Babalola outside the premises as the youths continued to throw sticks and mango fruits at her.

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