Gunmen in the early hours of Monday attacked the Ilobu country home of Yusuf Sulaimon Lasun, the Labour Party governorship candidate in the Osun election 2022.
The hoodlums came around 2 am and shot indiscriminately at the building located in Oke-Ima area of the town.
Security personnel attached to the compound repelled the attack, with no one injured and no death.
Lasun was the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria. He represented Irepodun/Olurunda/Osogbo/Orolu Federal Constituency of Osun State.
See reactions to news of the attack below:
Adabanija Qomarudeen Idowu Mayegun wrote on Facebook: “May Allah expose whoever is planning violence against next Saturday’s governorship election in Osun.”
Jones Fcc Onwuasoanya said: “Lasun Yusuf is clearly the best of all the candidates that have presented themselves for the governorship race in Osun State, and he has shown that at different fora and whenever the opportunity provides itself.
“He might not have the financial war chaste like the PDP and APC candidates, but he is sure ready to slug it out with them, banking on his unmatched manifesto and creative campaign.
“Whoever sent those hoodlums in uniform should order them back to their barracks.”