By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore on Monday asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders and members in the state to desist from blackmailing him and mind their party’s business.
Senator Omisore in a statement issued by his Media aide, Mr Jide Fakorede made available to journalists berated “some attention seeking ” PDP members particularly in Ile Ife who are hell bent at tarnishing his good image.
“Our attention has again been drawn to a poorly written statement being circulated around by some attention seeking individuals hiding under the guise of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ile-Ife and attributing some baseless statements to Senator Iyiola Omisore. Ordinarily, we would have ignored this baseless and worthless allegation, but for a few that may be misguided, we owe them a sacred duty of making this clarification.” it said.
Senator Omisore added, “let it be expressly stated that at no time did Senator Iyiola Omisore encouraged violence or attack of any form on anybody.” adding, ” as a much revered community leader, former deputy governor and high ranking federal lawmaker, Omisore eschew violence and has repeatedly preached against it.”
The statement emphasized that Senator Omisore “will never encourage violence of any form against the same people that have consistently shown him love over the years.The peddler of this falsehood represent retrogression and are only trying to mutilate the high integrity of the Apesin Oodua of Yoruba land. “
“Omisore as a full blooded democrat believes democracy is a system that allows people to freely make their choices. If these failed politicians devote half of the energy they are exerting on Omisore to find solutions to the daily dwindling fortunes of their party, maybe they won’t go into complete extinction”.
Stressing that Senator Omisore “will not be on the ballot on the 16th of February and 2nd of March general elections,” the statement urged the attention seeking PDP members and leaders “to desist from their blackmail efforts and quit the attempts to malign Senator Omisore at any given chance”.
“We know their resort to poorly choreographed and worn-out political brinksmanship is fuelled by the obvious absence of any credible agenda in their party since the exit of Omisore. Senator Iyiola Omisore remains unfazed by their antics and we urge Osun people to ignore the tantrums of the dying PDP who seems to be cranking up the firehouse of falsehood.”