Senator Salisu Reacts to Viral Video: Clarifies Incident at Eid Prayer Ground

The attention of Senator Shuaib Afolabi Salisu, representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, has been drawn to a viral video circulating on social media. The 10-second video shows an unfortunate incident involving a Senator’s security aide pushing a young man who had attempted to grab the Senator during the Eid prayers at the main arena of the Egba Central praying ground in Lantoro, Abeokuta, on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

A review of the short video will make it clear to an objective viewer that:

1. Senator Salisu was completely unaware of the incident in the video as he was wearing his agbada, which covered his face when the few seconds incident happened.
2. The response of the security aide to the attempt by the young man to grab the Senator as he was set for Eid prayer was instinctively swift as would be expected of a security aide.

Nonetheless, the Senator considers the incident regrettable and is pained that the young man was pushed, regardless of the circumstances. If he had been immediately aware, he would have promptly addressed the situation.

Upon learning about the incident from the video, Senator Salisu immediately instructed his aides to ensure the young man’s well-being. We are pleased to confirm that the young man suffered no injury from the incident and he is indeed fine.

We have noted that some mischief-makers are attempting to exploit the unfortunate incident for ulterior motives. Senator Salisu has always been a friend of the masses, known for his humility and dedication to serving the people. His record of modesty and his commitment to the welfare of the less privileged are well-documented. He has always been a champion for the rights and dignity of all individuals, especially those who are vulnerable. From his humble beginnings to his roles as Deputy Chief of Staff under the previous Administration in the state and as former Chief of Staff to the current Governor, Senator Salisu has consistently demonstrated his humane principles and concern for the common man.

We believe that an unbiased view of the 10-second video will confirm the true picture of the regrettable incident and the mischief behind the twisted viral narrative will become glaring.

Senator Salisu remains committed to his principles and continues to serve the people of Ogun Central Senatorial District with the same humility and dedication he has always shown. He has a long-standing history of engaging warmly with the public and treating all with dignity, regardless of social standing or background.
This is second nature to him and he intends to keep it up.

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