The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, Moshood Salvador, has claimed that he was framed up by the former deputy national chairman of the party, Chief Bode George, in the murder of Adeniyi Aborishade.
Aborishade was a member of the party until he was murdered recently after a meeting in Lagos.
But George has reportedly denied the allegation.
Daily Sun reports that while he was addressing members of the PDP in the Maryland area of Lagos, Salvador alleged that George and his supporters cooked up the story that he was behind the killing of Aborishade.
“We did the first and second assemblies in Oregun and about 4,000 members were in attendance in each gathering.
“We were doing the assemblies in Oregun because our party secretariat could not accommodate more than 1,000 people. Each assembly costs me about N10 million and I spend about N3 million on the party monthly.
“What I want is the success of the party at the polls. I want to win Lagos for the PDP in my time.
“You can imagine that we lost seven out of eight members of the PDP in the state House of Assembly to the All Progressives Congress (APC) last year and yet these people are not moved.
“They want to be the de facto leaders. I will work hard to put our people in public offices to stop us from suffering,” he said.
Explaining further, Salvador said he and leaders of the party had visited about 13 local governments and that they were in Epe and Ibeju Lekki local governments on the fateful day.
He said they sensed the trouble makers before they moved to Eti Osa local government area.
“The security was tight in the first two local governments we visited, but trouble started when we got to Eti-Osa local government. The party chairman there threw the table away and crisis started.
“I was rushed into my car and we later heard that Aborishade was killed. I had left the premises before the killing.
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“They cooked up the story that I was behind the killing. However, everything was recorded by video cameras there.
“The police, the Department of State Security (DSS) and the military did their investigations. They put all the evidences together and stopped my prosecution in the court,” he said.
“Let it be a thing of the past so that we can move forward. I decided not to speak to the press on the matter until today. I want to thank the media for their support, while I was in detention. They did their job the way it should be done through investigative journalism,” he added.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Lagos state police commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, called on members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with evidence on the mystery surrounding the death of the Apapa local government PDP chapter chairman, Borishade Adeniyi, to bring it before him to aid investigation by detectives.
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