The immediate past governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has alerted that a killer has joined the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC in the state.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the minister is making a veiled reference to Iyiola Omisore, a former Osun State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2018 election.
Mr Omisore had recently defected to the party in the state.
According to a video circulating on social media, Mr Aregbesola stated this when he revalidated his membership of the APC.
Addressing party members in Ilesa, Mr Aregbesola stated that a killer has been allowed to join the party.
Speaking in Ijesa dialect, Mr Aregbesola said his people will not allow anybody to cheat Bola Ige and still be their friend.
He said: “We have come to register. Everybody should bear his or her father’s name. Whenever we want to choose people for any post, your name, your behaviour and action would be used.
“We have brought a killer into our party. A killer has joined our party. Our party’s law cannot remove a killer until the law says he is a killer.”
Chanting various songs intermittently, Aregbesola asked his followers, “Do you know killer or you don’t know killer? Do you know the person that has killed people or you don’t know him?
“Do you know thug or you don’t know thug? Do you know criminal or you don’t know criminal? Do you know the person that does not worth to be friend with? The crowd chorused ‘yes.’
He added: “If the law of the party does not say they should not be part of us, we will steer clear from them.
“What we have come to do is to identify ourselves. We should know who we are going to be with. We should know the person that will lead us.
“We will not agree for anybody to cheat Bola Ige. Ige is our father here. Whoever harassed Ige is my enemy. Whoever tries to use Ige’s grave as a stepping stone will never grow in life,” Mr Aregbesola cursed.