Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has said the attack on his convoy on Saturday was a plot to kill him.
He said this in a broadcast on Sunday.
Oyetola had been addressing protesters at Ola-Iya junction when the thugs struck.
He and his deputy, Benedict Alabi, and other state executives had escaped death by the whiskers.
“However, the protest was hijacked by thugs who wanted to kill me. We escaped from the scene without shoot or firing teargas to them.
“But after the incident, we gathered that two people died. One of them died as a result of a bike accident,” he said.
He said the attack was politically motivated and targeted at killing him and other executive members of the state