Former Osun State Deputy Governor, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has debunked reports peddled by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in Osun State which claimed he encouraged attacks on people of the state.
Omisore in a statement by his media aide, Jide Fakorede on Monday described such reports as ‘baseless’ and ‘worthless’.
Fakorede in the statement said, Omisore “as a full-blooded democrat believes democracy is a system that allows people to freely make their choices,” will not “encourage violence or attack of any form on anybody.”
The statement reads: “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 (PDP) 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.
“Let it be expressly stated that at no time did Senator Iyiola Omisore encouraged violence or attack of any form on anybody. As a much-revered community leader, former deputy governor and high ranking federal lawmaker, Omisore eschew violence and has repeatedly preached against it. He 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.
“Omisore will not be on the ballot on the 16th of February and 2nd of March general elections so we urge PDP 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.”
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