Canopy falls on Amosun, Akeredolu, others at Senator’s burial

The crowd, made up of Adeleke’s supporters, crashed down the canopy in a bid to chase out Idiat Babalola, a commissioner nominated by Osun Governor, Rauf Aregbesola.

Late Senator Isiaka Adeleke

The crowd, made up of Adeleke’s supporters, crashed down the canopy in a bid to chase out Idiat Babalola, a commissioner nominated by Osun Governor, Rauf Aregbesola.

The trouble is said to have started when Babalola was seen at Adeleke’s burial by a group of youth who demanded that she be sent out.

According to Punch, the youths alleged that Adeleke was poisoned by some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and that Babalola was expected to be the running mate of the new candidate.

The mob then shook the canopy where Amosun and Akeredolu were seated in order to chase out Babalola who they described as a betrayer.

Babalola was eventually escorted out of the premises by Amosun and his security aides while she was stoned by the angry youths.

Adeleke died in the early hours of Sunday, April 23, after suffering a heart attack at the Bikets hospital in Osogbo.

He was the first executive Governor of Osun State and a two term Senator and was due to contest the 2018 governorship elections on the platform of the APC.

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