PDP dissociates self from kidnap of Osun Speaker’s wife

Speaker, Osun state House of Assembly, Honourable Najeem Salaam

The PDP sympathized with the Speaker for the kidnap of his wife.


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Osun State, on Thursday, dissociated itself from the kidnap of Muibat, the wife of the Speaker of Osun House of Assembly, Najeem Salam.

The state’s PDP Director of Publicity, Media and Strategy, Diran Odeyemi, made the clarification in an interview in Osogbo.

Gunmen kidnapped the Speaker’s wife, on Tuesday, while she was returning home from her shop at Oke-Oyo area of  Ejigbo in  Osun.

Mr. Odeyemi dismissed the insinuations in  certain quarters that the abductors might be PDP members hoping  to settle a political score with the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN,  in Osun. The ACN, the party Mr. Salam belongs to, is the ruling party in Osun State.

“It is criminal of any right thinking person to think that way. The PDP, as one of the opposition parties in the state, is not violent and more so, we don’t have anything to do with the Speaker,” the PDP spokesman said

Mr. Odeyemi said the PDP sympathized with the Speaker for the kidnap of his wife.

“And it is our wish that she comes back home unhurt,” he  said.

The ACN Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy in Osun, Kunle Oyatomi, urged  the Federal Government to tackle the security challenges in the country.

Mr. Oyatomi urged the state police command to do everything possible to secure the release of Ms. Salam from her captors.


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