Posted by News Express | 13 May 2017 | 1,480 times
A leading human rights activist in Osun State, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman has warned the State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, to stop shedding crocodile tears over the death of the first Executive Governor of the state, late Senator Isiaka Adeleke.
The activist has also thrown his weight behind the Adeleke family rejection of Coroner Inquest ordered by the Governor. He warned the state government against forcing the Adeleke family to be part of what he called “its kangaroo panel of Coroner Inquest into the mystery surrounding the death of their breadwinner, Senator Adeleke.”
He noted that the family had earlier rejected the Inquest panel publicly “with the allegation that Governor Aregbesola had concluded arrangement to manipulate the cause of late Senator’s death with the sole aim of establishing what the state government wants the people to hear.”
In a statement on Thursday, Sulaiman, who is the Chairman, Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEOS) faulted the Inquest panel, describing it as “political, self-serving, satanic, show of shame, evil, heartless, aberration, unacceptable and crime against humanity and God.”
The rights activist who doubles as Executive Chairman, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) alleged that “the insistence of the state government to force Adeleke’s family to be part of Kangaroo Coroners’ Inquest, had shown that the government has hidden agenda to be covered with the outcome of the panel.” He also alleged that “Aregbesola and his gullible supporters were wining; dinning, rejoicing and dancing penultimate Friday during a political self-appraisal programme tagged ‘Ogbeni Till Lies Break’, while the same Adeleke’s family were still in grief and pain over the sudden death of their brother Senator.”
While saluting what he sees as the uncommon courage displayed by the family of late Senator Adeleke in rejecting “the purported Coroner Inquest of Aregbesola” Sulaiman said, “this singular action has shown them as true children of late Balogun of Edeland, Senator Ayoola Adeleke.” Sulaiman encouraged the family to stand their ground on the subject matter.
“The sudden death of Senator Adeleke could not be distanced from 2018 governorship election in the state as every discerning mind knows that Adeleke’s death and Coroner Inquest are politically motivated and self-serving. As Adeleke’s family put it that the facts are sacred and the truth is always constant, alternative facts are nothing but falsehood. Mr. Aregbesola and his co-travelers could not escape the judgment of public opinion court on this matter. It is our belief that the rejection of Coroner Inquest is a good omen and welcome development as Aregbesola is already get set to manipulate anything, particularly Adeleke’s death, to serve his personal interest in governance of the state,” Sulaiman said.
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