Chris Steven, Abuja
An Ibadan based socio-political pressure group, Oyo State First Initiative (OYSFI), has vowed to sue the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state over an alleged renewed threat to public peace by one of its members, Hon. Olusegun Olaleye, who has just been re-elected as a member representing Ibadan North I Constituency in the State House of Assembly.
Coordinator of the group, Comrade AbdurRasheed Ogundipe said, in a statement issued on Saturday that the APC would have to apologise to the people of Ibadan for fielding “an alien who works against the peace of the land as its candidate to represent our people in the state House of Assembly on two occasions consecutively.
“Our group was alarmed few days ago when media reports emanating from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state indicated that the achievements of the last four years was being threatened by a single individual member all in the name of inordinate ambition to rule another man’s colony.
“APC stakeholders in Ibadan North Local government blew the lead open few days ago when they dissociated themselves from the desperation of Hon. Olusegun Olaleye to emerge the Speaker of the 8th Assembly of the Oyo State Legislative Arm.
This prompted us into beaming our searchlight on the person in question in view of the fact the we do not want a rancorous legislative arm again in the state.
Consequently, our effortless probe revealed the Olaleye was an impostor with ugly past who was again taking the advantage of good gesture of Ibadan people to tolerate aliens and encourage them to live their dream without any modicum of discrimination.
His plan to hijack the post of Speakership of the OYHA with a view to rocking the boat of good governance in the state has been uncovered.
With a tainted academic and political record as well as questionable moral status, one would not have expected the APC to field Olaleye as its candidate in two elections simultaneously. But as it stands now, the ruling party could still do the needful by apologizing to the good people of the state and ask him (Olaleye) to forfeit the fresh mandate he was given by default otherwise, the party should prepare for a serious legal battle.” Ogundipe stated.