Kwara – Outdated skool Presidential Candidate, Mr Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has narrated his ordeal on the fingers of the erstwhile Obasanjo administration that forced him into exile.Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim described his ordeal in an interview the Tribune Newspaper. In accordance with him, his complications started when he challenged the Kwara Governorship election in court docket.
In accordance with him, nonetheless for the timely intervention of the Deputy Inspector Total of Police accountable of operations on the time acknowledged as Mike Okiro, he would have been jailed.
He said: Yes. Thought,let me uncover you about the circumstance of my going into exile in 2007.
God bless OgonnaOnovo.
He changed into as soon as the Deputy Inspector Total of Police accountable of operations when Mike Okiro changed into as soon as IG, and he tried to give protection to me.
He knew what changed into as soon as occurring in Kwara Negate then. But by the level, UmrauYar’Adua had taken over. You already know these that had been controlling the Yar’Adua’s authorities, I gained’t mention them.
One Sunday, Onovo informed me, ‘Thought Excellency, I even have tried my most keen; I is not any longer going to enable them to come abet and abolish you. But now, it be indispensable to leave the country. There’s a petition they have brought to our region of job and so they state you can have hands for your condo in Ilorin. I know you don’t.’ At that time, we had been in the tribunal sharp the election. “They’re coming, and when they’re coming to thought issues, they’re going to secure what they must concentrate on. So, my advice is ‘leave the country.
Whatever they secure is not any longer your industry.’ On Sunday, I staunch asked any individual in the church: ‘Elder, you’re going to assign me to Lagos.’ I pretended as if I changed into as soon as occurring a seek the advice of with. He drove me out of the compound. None of my security detail changed into as soon as with me. No person knew about it. I changed into as soon as in Lagos, and the next day, I changed into as soon as already in England. The following morning after I had departed, they got here, led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police with a lorry load of policemen to search my home and the folk at home said ‘oga is not any longer around.’ They had been so clear I changed into as soon as around. That’s how I went into exile.
Even the Chief of Workers to President Olusegun Obasanjo then, Total Abdulahi’s son, changed into as soon as shot at in Ilorin. Sooner than that encounter, we had very rough war of words the set aside some folk wanted to ambush us in one in every of the neighborhoods nonetheless our security crew changed into as soon as very alert, and thank God, we escaped that and a full lot of gruesome issues. Slightly a couple of folk died on the Election Day. Four of my brokers had been killed on the Election Day.
Even members of the affirm Dwelling of Assembly had been killed in the commence, and nothing came about to the killers. Even thugs killed policeman and nothing came about to those thugs. Even a Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) chairman in Kwara Negate changed into as soon as stabbed whereas they had been having an NUJ election by thugs that had been acknowledged. This stuff had been recorded on tape and the police did no longer attain something else.