A governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State, Olawale Rasheed, escaped death by whiskers on Friday morning, when he was attacked by four gunmen who were suspected to be assassins.
Africa Update gathered that he had left Ibadan, Oyo State, and was heading to Osogbo to submit his letter of intent when the assailants who drove in an unmarked black sport-utility vehicle, crossed his vehicle and opened fire.
Rasheed said, “I was coming to Osogbo from Ibadan this morning (Friday) when the incident happened. I was at Gbongan and I observed that a vehicle was trailing me, so I asked the driver to slow down. It became obvious that they were up to something evil.
“The unmarked black SUV in which the gunmen were driving immediately overtook us and blocked our path. Four masked men came out of the SUV and started shooting in the air and one of them said, ‘get him, get him.’
“Our driver immediately put the vehicle in reverse and sped away; he managed to turn back and faced the road to Ibadan. They also turned and pursued us for about five minutes.
“They were shooting at us continuously as they trailed us. They eventually turned back before we got to Ikire and that was how we escaped the attack.”