Call Minister To Order, Osun Speaker Urges

Osun State House of Assembly Speaker Najeem Salaam has urged the National Assembly to call the Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan, to order.

Salaam alleged that Adesiyan perpetrated illegalities during the voter registration, adding that the minister “was on a mission to destroy the peace in the state”.

In a statement by his media aide, Mr. Goke Butika, Salaam said: “Public office is meant for public service and public good, not brigandage and brutalisation of defenseless citizens. Adesiyan’s misconduct suggests a hidden agenda that cannot be divorced from violence for rigging. It is imperative for the National Assembly to call the power drunk minister to order.”

He condemned the alleged assault on the first democratically elected governor of the state, Alhaji Isiaka Adeleke, by the minister, describing it as “a bad signal for the August 9 governorship poll”.

The Speaker said he got reports of how Adesiyan allegedly moved from one constituency to the other, using policemen and thugs to scare away registered voters from some polling booths in Ila, Ipetu-Ijesa, Ife, Ayedaade and Ifedayo.