The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Lasun Yussuff has alleged of threat to his life for expressing his interest to run for the governorship race of Osun State. Addressing a press conference on behalf of the lawmaker on Saturday, the head of the Constituency Relations Office of theDeputy Speaker in Osogbo, Hon. Niyi Ogunsola said Yussuff had continued to receive series of threat in the recent past, which had put his life in danger.
Ogunsola alleged that the latest of the series of threats were the ones from some members of All Progressive Congress (APC) Osun caucus in the House of Representatives, including Hon. Jibola Famurewa, Hon. Mojeed Alabi, Hon. Ayo Omidiran among others.
“In the press statement made after the tributes on Late Senator Isiaka Adeleke at the plenary on the floor of the house, the said caucus members categorically said that the expression of fear of danger on the life of Rt. Hon. Lasun Yussuff was built on emotion.
“Also, Prince Gboyega Famodun, who is the chairman of APC in Osun sternly warned by way of threat in page 11 of the Punch Newspaper of October 31, 2016 that Late Senator IsiakaAdeleke and Hon. Lasun Yussuff should suspend their governorship ambition.
“He further stated in the said publication that the party will discipline both Isiaka Adeleke and Lasun Yussuff if they refused to stop their ambition.“We consider this statement as a threat, and expression of hatred to Yussuff by Famodun, under the guise of the party.