The factional Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Rasaq Salinsile, has revealed that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola avoided an open embarrassment by directing the Ministry of Justice to withdraw the charges against him and six other leaders of the party.
In a personally signed press release, Salinsile also disclosed that the withdrawal of the case was not in the spirit of reconciliation or compassion as the Governor and his people want innocent members of the public to believe.
The former Osun APC Caretaker Committee Secretary who explained that the withdrawal of the frivolous charges against them was just face saving for Governor Oyetola in order to avoid open embarrassment added that the governor knew that the allegations levelled against the seven party members could not stand the test of trial.
In his words, “Governor Oyetola knows that there is no evidence to prosecute the trumped-up charges against us, and if allowed to go to trial, will put him and other originators of the case to shame. The court had demanded proof of evidence from the police which they could not provide.
“As for us, we were ready to continue the case to clear our names, but the onus of proof lies on the persons that alleged us. Shamefully, they chickened out of the case.
“I need to reiterate that Governor Oyetola did not give the directive to withdraw the case because of a delusive reconciliation move. It is because there is no evidence to prove the case in court”.
Salinsile recollected that itt was the thugs who wore fez caps emblazoned with ‘IleriOluwa 4+4’ that attacked party members at the party secretariat during the Ward Congress Appeal Committee seating on August 14.
“Governor Oyetola and his people went ahead to incriminate us that we were the people that fomented trouble without any evidence. The Governor would have been embarrassed if he had allowed the case to go for trial. However, prosperity beckons”, he concluded.