Ahead of the Governorship election in Oyo State, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Teslim Folarin, has survived an assassination attempt on his life.
According to The PUNCH, this was disclosed by Folarin’s special adviser on media and publicity, Yekeen Olaniyi.
Olaniyi claimed that at around 8 pm, a group of masked gunmen broke into his principal’s ancestral home in the Oja’gbo neighborhood of the state’s Ibadan North-East Local Government area in pursuit of Folarin, who was supposed to be meeting with his family.
Olaniyi said, “Oga escaped an assassination attempt on his life this evening. He had a scheduled meeting with his family members at Oja’gbo. As you are aware, he is the one representing his family at the Olubadan line as Asaju Olubadan. So, he was supposed to hold the meeting between 6:30 and 7pm but because he was on air at a radio station, he couldn’t meet up at that time.
“He didn’t leave the radio station until around 8:40 pm. So, the gunmen invaded the area around 8pm thinking that he was there and started shooting sporadically and wounded many people,” he added.