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Osun PDP chieftain alleges threat to life over move to challenge Adeleke’s victory in court

By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
04 August 2022   |   3:55 am
A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Dotun Babayemi, yesterday, alleged threat to his life because of his decision to approach the Supreme Court over the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke at the governorship primary of the party.

A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Dotun Babayemi, yesterday, alleged threat to his life because of his decision to approach the Supreme Court over the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke at the governorship primary of the party.

Dissatisfied with the outcome of the primary, Babayemi, who organised a parallel primary at WOCDIF Centre in Osogbo, approached the court for redress but lost out.

Not pleased by the court’s judgment, Babayemi, who had been making moves to approach the Supreme Court, lamented that politics had been taken to a despicable level in the state.

In a ‘save-my-soul’ message issued by his media office and made available to journalists, Babayemi, who did not name any person or a political party for his claim, said he had been inundated with a number of WhatsApp voice-notes laced with vituperation and threats.

He said: “Before and after the July 16, 2022 governorship election in Osun, I have received a number of voice-notes; some laced with vituperation and different insults being hurled at me, while some are outright threats to my life. I can’t fathom why some people have chosen this dangerous and uncivilised lane.”

The PDP chieftain admonished that politics should be played without coercion or harassments and warned those behind such unholy acts to desist.

He said that he would never be cowed in his resolve at seeking justice at any level of opportunity offered by legal entitlements.

“Those sending threatening voice-notes and their sponsors have failed. No matter how, the course of justice cannot be circumvented through such crude means. Besides, nobody can intimidate me,” he stated.

Babbayemi, who said he was already doing the needful in intimating relevant security agencies with the development, implored his supporters, stakeholders and party members across the state to continue to be law-abiding.