Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Jelili Adesiyan at the weekend threatened to engage former governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke in a physical fight whenever he left office as a member of the Federal Executive Council, FEC.
Vanguard Newspaper reports that the minister explained that his position as a member of the FEC prevented him from beating Senator Adeleke during a stakeholders meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at Ideal Nest Hotel, Osogbo in April, this year during run-off to the PDP primaries in the state.
But Senator Adeleke responded that he was too matured a politician to join issues with the Minister.
Adeleke who spoke through his Media aide, Mr Olumide Lawal stated that the matter was already before the panel of enquiry set up by Osun State Government.
The Minister, who spoke with newsmen in Osogbo, claimed he was frustrated by Adeleke and his supporters at the event but remained calm despite all intimidation, saying “if I had not been a Minister I would have beaten Adeleke to pulp on that day.
“I will one day leave office as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and any time I leave office I will fight Adeleke. He alleged that I punched him on the chest, for God’s sake, if I had punched Adeleke, could he still be moving around.”
He said neither him nor the Governorship candidate of the PDP in the state; Senator Iyiola Omisore was instrumental to the attack on Adeleke as claimed by both Adeleke and APC.