Osun senator debunks involvement in APC candidate’s arrest
The lawmaker representing Osun East at the Senate, Senator Francis Fadahunsi, has distanced himself from the arrest and continuous detention of the All Progressives Congress senatorial candidate in the district, Israel Famurewa.
Fadahunsi, who currently represents the Senatorial district, is seeking re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
His opponent in the APC, Famurewa, was arrested by the police over unlawful possession of ammunition and firearms, among others
But in a statement on Friday by the Director General, Senator Fadahunsi Campaign Organization, Ropo Oyewole, the lawmaker urged the APC to stop linking him to Famurewa’s arrest.
The statement read, “There have been futile efforts in the last 24 hours to link the distinguished Senator representing the good people of Osun East Senatorial to District, Francis Adenigba Fadahunsi, to the arrest of Mr. Ajibola Famurewa by the police.
“Famurewa, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Osun East, going by the immediate fact, was picked up after a notorious thug, Afolabi Fadahunsi, popularly known as Carlos was arrested by police operatives.
“It is a known fact that the said Carlos is the State Coordinator of the famed group of political thugs called ‘State Boys’in Osun.
“So, we were not surprised that Famurewa was later picked up to face the full wrath of the law but what we however found surprising was the attempt to link Fadahunsi to Carlos and Famurewa’s journey to our distinguished Senator.”
The statement added, “The People of Ijesaland and Osun state know that Fadahunsi and Carlos are never related or share the same political ideology, even though they bear the same surname. So, attempt to link light and darkness as some Famurewa’s paid agents are trying to do smack of intellectual laziness.
“We know for sure that Famurewa can’t stop God’s chosen candidate of the people, Fadahunsi, from returning to the Red Chamber, even if he has not run foul of the law, and because of that, we will not mind security agents leaving him off the hook till after his ordained defeat.
“But we are not apostles of lawlessness. He should be made to answer for his sins without dragging the name and reputation of excellence, service and dedication to people’s welfare built over the years by the retired Customs boss, Adebigba Fadahunsi.”