Former Speaker raises alarm over threat to life
The former Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Tunji Egbetokun, has raised alarm over threat to his life and that of his family from perceived political opponents, whom he claimed were not in support of his political clout and principles.
Egbetokun, a former Chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who served as Speaker during administration of Governor Gbenga Daniel, joined the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) now All Progressives Congress (APC), just before 2011 general elections.
While speaking with journalists in Lagos, he said those harassing him have been warning him to desist from supporting a gubernatorial aspirant in the 2019 election, Senator, Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, popularly known as Yayi.
He claimed that since he left government, he has been moving his family from one location to another within the country, due to series of threats from different quarters.
“My wife has been receiving strange warnings from unknown quarters to caution me to retrace my step or face whatever consequence that may come out of my political actions. I have also been receiving several threats from known and unknown people on phone, just like I have also noticed some strange movement around my house recently.
”Now that the 2019 general election is fast approaching and the political stage is getting tougher, I know my political opponents are jittery because of my influence in the state and my support for a particular candidate. So, I might need to relocate my family to a location outside the country for their safety and adequate protection, giving the prevailing circumstances I find myself,” he said.
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