The All Progressives Congress in Diaspora (Diaspora APC) on Sunday alerted of an alleged threat to the life of the party’s governorship candidate in Oyo state, Senator Teslim Folarin, by the Chairman of the Oyo state Park Management System (PMS), Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi Auxillary.
The APC group while raising the alarm in a statement by its secretary, Alhaji Tajudeen Olanite, in Ibadan pointed out that the alleged threat was made in a viral video by the PMS chairman.
The group stressed, “we are intimating the general public to hold Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi Auxiliary and his principal, Governor Seyi Makinde, accountable if anything untoward happens to our party’s governorship candidate or any of his close allies before, during or after the elections.”
According to the APC group, party leaders and members are now in fears over the safety of Senator Folarin as the PMS leader in the said viral video, was vehemently threatening the APC governorship candidate.
“The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state has been drawn to a video currently in circulation that shows the chairman of the Oyo state Park Management System (PMS), Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi, aka Auxiliary, vehemently threatening the APC governorship candidate in the state, Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin” it said.
APC Diaspora added, “we wish to express our concern about the safety of Senator Teslim Folarin based on the vicious antecedents of Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi which have resulted in the loss of many lives and properties in recent years.
“The infamous clash at the Iwo road interchange that killed a medical student of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) and countless intending travellers, the bloody attack on innocent telephone sellers at Iwo road that claimed the life of one of the phone sellers in the area, and the recent attack on residents of Ali-Iwo area that killed two people are still vivid in our memories”.
APC maintained in the statement that owing to Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi’s alleged violent tendencies, “we have no choice but to call on the state security agencies, particularly the Oyo state command of the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Services (DSS) to expedite investigation on Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi’s threat to Senator Teslim Folarin’s life before it is too late.”
The group further charged ” the Police and the DSS to beef up security around the APC governorship candidate as previous threats by Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi were actualized by vandalism, attacks, intimidations, and purported killing and maiming of his targets”.