It was gathered that following the invasion of the gunmen, Oriolowo was rushed out of the meeting that was being held at his constituency in Ikire, Osun State, by security personnel present.
The meeting was attended by members of the APC in Osun West including political office holders.
Mr Oriolowo described the attack as an ‘assassination attempt,’ however, the cause of the attack is yet to be established at this time.
Confirming the development to Premium Times, Mr Oriolowo’s Legislative Aide, Adams Adedimeji, stressed that his principal was the target of the ‘assassins’ and that the senator’s vehicle was vandalised during the attack.
Similarly, Mr Oriolowo also confirmed the development on his Facebook page, saying:
“Just escaped an Assassination attempt on my life and that of my entourage. To God be the glory, we are safe and alive.
“God is my helper, my shelter and my fortress, I fear no evil,” he wrote.
However, the Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, is yet to confirm the development to newsmen.