Abraham Adekunle, the man challenging in court the authenticity of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate of the Kwara State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the last general elections, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has raised the alarm over the safety of his life Adekunle, who spoke with newsmen in Ilorin on Thursday, alleged that his life was being threatened by unknown people.
The man, who described himself as an activist and who said he was not influenced by anybody to institute the case in court, alleged that he had persistently received threat text messages from unknown persons, pressure from both community and religious leaders and calls from friends and relations, urging him to withdraw the case in court.
He said that he instituted the court case upon his personal conviction to expose illegality in the society in line with the anti-corruption posture of the current administration in the country,
Adekunle, who fumed at what he described as unwarranted criticism of his action by his community, Apado in Ilorin East local government area, said he did not act in the name of his community or any political party.
He stated: “Instead of being celebrated as a whistle-blower, I’m here being castigated by my community. And I don’t see any reason this action should be treated in isolation because there are other cases before this in this country, which did not attract much attention.
“Yes, I’m a member of the PDP, but I’m not holding forte for my party or my community. Nobody is sponsoring me. And I hope I deserve national honour for this action of mine. If we say we are fighting corruption and are still perpetuating corruption, it means double talk.”