• Gboluga Dele Ikengboju has been caught on tape threatening another man’s life over patrty delegates
• Ikengboju is the lawmaker representing Okitipupa/Irele federal constituency in Ondo state at the National Assembly
• The lawmaker vowed to destroy the life of a PDP chieftain, Elder Amos Fadope over the party delegate list
The lawmaker representing Okitipupa/Irele federal constituency in Ondo state at the National Assembly, Hon Gboluga Dele Ikengboju, has been caught on tape threatening to destroy another man’s life.
In an audio recording, the lawmaker while on phone call with Elder Amos Fadope, the Peoples Democratic Party (APC) south senatorial chairman, lambasted the PDP chieftain over a member of the party who was nominated as a delegate.
The lawmaker who called Fadope different names in the audio recording consequently promised to destroy him.
Speaking on the incident, Niyi Arogbo, the main subject of the issue, claimed that the lawmaker failed in his attempt to remove him from the delegates list, hence his reasons for using foul words on the party chieftain.
“The delegate slot was zoned to my quarter and my people unanimously nominated me to the ward chairman and the ward chairman knew my nominee did not favor him and he decided to robbed me by handpicked someone against the will of our quarter.”
When Legit.ng contacted the lawmaker, he refused to react to the development, saying that he has nothing to say.
2023: Arewa elites applying divide-and-rule to stall power shift to south, says Afenifere, others
Meanwhile, leaders of Afenifere, Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and Middle Belt Forum (MBF), Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Chief Edwin Clark and Prof. Bitrus Pogu, on Monday, April 25 accused the north of plotting to abort shifting power to the south.
The groups decried the insincerity of northern leaders over the principle of zoning, stressing that after eight years of Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency, nothing short of zoning the presidency to the southeast would resolve the restiveness in the country.
They, therefore, enjoined the two major political parties, the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) and major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to cede their presidential tickets for the 2023 poll to southeast geopolitical zone for peace, unity and stability of the country.
Afenifere leader, Chief Adebanjo, said the northern political elites were applying divide-and-rule tactics to stall the return of power to the south. Adebanjo claimed that APC presidential aspirants from the southwest were being propelled by power brokers in Aso Rock to aspire for the presidency as part of a grand design to retain power in the north after Buhari’s tenure expires in May 2023.