A tricycle rider, Abdulrasheed Tanimola has recounted his ordeals in the hands of the APC Kwara Central senatorial candidate and Turaki of Ilorin, Mallam Saliu Mustapha who rained blows on him.
Tanimola, in a video obtained by Kwara Daily narrated how he joined others to welcome Mallam Mustapha to the palace of Balogun Gambari during his visit last Saturday.
In his words, “What happened on that Saturday was that Mallam Saliu Mustapha came to Gambari to greet our father, the Balogun. And I was around that day, so while he was coming out everybody hailed him and I also joined, believing it to be the same way other politicians would always come and we will honour them and they will give us money.
“But when I got close to his car, he just came out and started giving me blows and held me, with his mopols also joining him. They then threw me inside one of their cars and attempted to take me away, but my guys stood their ground and prevented them from doing so. They queried whether if he wins, that was how he will be behaving. That was why how they let me go.
“In fact, that day, this was my cloth that was torn by Mallam Saliu Mustapha while he was boxing me. He was the one who held me by my cloth, and everyone in Gambari witnessed the scene that day.”
While Kwara Daily made efforts to speak to Mallam Saliu Mustapha to get his side of the story, one of his aides insisted that his principal would not comment on the incident.