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I Treat Everyone With Dignity Regardless Of Social Status, Senator Salisu Reacts To Viral Video

ABEOKUTA – The Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has reiterated his desire to relate with every individual irrespective of their social status.

Senator Shuaib disclosed this on Tuesday in a press statement signed by his Head of media, Adetunji Adeleye in reaction to a viral video circulating on social media wherein the security aide to the Senator pushing an harmless young boy who appeared to be approaching the Senator.

The young boy had attempted in the viral video to hold the Senator’s cloth in an effort to draw the Senator’s attention to him during the Eid prayer on Sunday, June 16, 2024 at the Egba Central praying ground in Lantoro, Abeokuta.

But in a swift reaction, the Senator’s security aide aimed at protecting the Senator in what seemed to be a potentially threatening situation, pushed the boy away.

Senator Salisu said, although, he was unaware of the incident, but had instructed the security aide to check on the young man’s condition, confirming that he was unharmed and in good health.

He expressed deep regret over the incident and concern for the young victim.

The statement reads: “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 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.

“Upon reviewing the short video, it will be clear to an objective viewer that, 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.

“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.

“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, regrettably, 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 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.”

The statement stated that, Senator Salisu, recognized for his humility and dedication to public service, reaffirmed his commitment to the welfare of all individuals, especially the vulnerable.

Adeteye reiterated Senator Salisu’s resolve to continue serving the people of Ogun Central Senatorial District with humility and dedication.

He emphasized the Senator’s tradition of engaging warmly with the public and treating everyone with dignity, regardless of their social standing or background.

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