The Osun State Commissioner for Regional Integration, Mr. Bola Ilori, says that the persons suspected to be political thugs who assaulted him in Akure on Thursday were acting on the instructions of a top government appointee in Ondo State (name withheld).

Ilori was assaulted by some suspected political thugs at the zonal meeting of the All Progressives Congress in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The meeting was being held at the International Events Centre, Akure, on Thursday.

Mr. Ilori, who represented Osun State at the forum, was assaulted when he left the hall to grant an interview with reporters at the entrance of the hall.

His clothes and underwear were torn by his attackers.

Without any elaborate explanation, Ilori alleged that a top Ondo State Government official sent the thugs to attack him.

“It is the (name withheld) that sent them,” Ilori alleged.

He and his supporters left the venue shortly after.

Bola Ilori

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