Ahead of the August 9 governorship election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday warned the former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu to steer clear of the state, stressing that “Tinubu will regret any attempt he makes to cause violence in the state before, during and after the election.”
The former Chairman, Senate committee on Finance and Appropriation, who spoke in Osogbo during a special prayer and reconcilatory session organised for him by the state chapter of the PDP, said “Tinubu does not have monopoly of violence and he will regret if he tries to cause crisis in Osun.”
Omisore also declared Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the APC unfit to continue as governor of Osun as he lacks the qualities to lead such a state, hence the need to vote him out.
In a response by the state Director of Research and Publicity, Mr Kunle Oyatomi the APC however said; “At last, Omisore let the cat out of the bag. It is no secret anymore that the PDP at the very highest level has, in Omisore’s own words, ‘concluded arrangement to remove Ogbeni Aregbesola from office’, making the PDP participation in election itself only a sadistic formality.
“We are not amused about his boast that the PDP will withdraw security details from Aregbesola in the coming days or weeks. It only tells us the level the PDP is ready to go, in violation of the constitution, to capture Osun.
“Omisore’s declaration that the next election is a war confirmed what the Vice President has said earlier and to garnish this lawlessness, Omisore warned that when they start the war, people of Osun should hide their heads. Is this a man who wants to rule Osun or who wants to destroy it?
“Everyone should be convinced by now that what the PDP seeks is to assume power undemocratically by any means including murder, violence and any conceivable method deploy by terrorists,” Oyatomi said.