ABUJA – The chairman of the Pacesetter Transport Services, Mr. Dare Adeleke was on Monday, August 24, 2020, attacked by some stakeholders at the National secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja.
It was scooped that Adeleke, an ally of Governor Seyi Makinde, has been appointed as the Secretary of the screening committee for the primary election of the PDP ahead of the bye-elections in the state.
However, in a twist of events, Adeleke was attacked and beaten at the party’s secretariat when he went to pick up his appointment letter.
In a letter to the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, he demanded that those who attacked him should face disciplinary actions.
Narrating how he was attacked, Adeleke wrote: “On this day, Monday, August, 24 2020, I arrived the People Democratic Party National Secretariat at Wadata House, Zone 5 at exactly 10:00am to attend to a certain official duty as I was the Secretary of the Screening Committee for the Senatorial bye-elections in Cross River State North Senatorial District.
”I entered the office of the National Organizing Secretary of the party to receive my appointment letter where I met the Chairman of the Screening Committee in the company of some people.
“On receiving my appointment letter from the Secretary of the NOS I was suddenly attacked by Barrister Alphonsus Eba, Hon. Chris Njar Mbu and three others, raining blows and slaps on me and in the process tore my shirt. In confusion, I struggled to escape from my attackers as they snatched my appointment letter and other documents I was holding. It took the intervention of the Policemen and security personnel at the party Secretariat to rescue me from my assailants.”
Adeleke also revealed that he was threatened never to come to Cross Rivers state otherwise he would be killed.
It was also gathered from an impeccable source that the attack on the lawmaker was instigated by a faction of the party loyal to former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose.