Peter Dada, Akure
The senator representing the Ondo South Senatorial District, Yele Omogunwa was on Thursday assaulted by the residents of the Okitipupa, the headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State during the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to the palace of the monarch of Idepe town, Oba Michael Adetoye.
Similarly, a member of the House of Representatives, representing the Idanre/ Ifedore Federal Constituency, Mr. Bamidele Baderinwa too was beaten blue black by some youths in Idanre on Wednesday during the Osinbajo’s visit to the traditional ruler Idanre town.
It took the intervention of the security details of the Vice President, who took the lawmaker away from the scene, to save him.
Senator Omogunwa, who is the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming general election, was said to be in the company of the Vice President when the incident happened.
It was gathered that the angry youths carried out the attack on the senator following his alleged woeful performance and poor representation of the district.
One of the youths of the town, speaking on the condition of anonymity said, “He ( senator) 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.
Meanwhile, the Vice President, in the last three days, had visited the traditional rulers and market women in Akure, Ondo, Okitipupa, Idanre, Ile Oluji and Akoko area of the state.
During Osinbajo’s visit to the Osemawe of Ondo, Oba Victor Kiladejo appealed to the VP to expedite action on the process of upgrading the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo to a university of education.
The traditional ruler also urged Osinbajo, that if the current administration wins the next election, he should influence the dualization of Akure-Ondo-Ore road project.
In his response, Osinbajo said all the requests of the traditional ruler would be looked into, promising that something would be done.
He said, “All your requests will be looked into, the ACE deserves a university status and it would be done. The dualisation will be done. We are investing in infrastructure.
“We have put a substantial amount of money on Lagos-Kano railway project and the first phase of the project has been completed and will be inaugurated in a few days from now.”