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Stop hanging Ige’s murder on me, Omisore tells opponents


Senator Iyiola Omisore

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore, has lamented that his political opponents often bring up the gruesome murder of the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige, to whip up undue emotion against his ambition.

Omisore, who restated his earlier position that he was not the killer of Ige, said deliberate effort by his political detractors to nail him over the death of the former minister would not fly because he and other suspects stood full trial in court and were discharged and acquitted.

He called on the Federal Government to find those who murdered the ex- legal officer of the federation in cold blood.


Omisore spoke on Sunday in Osogbo during a debate organised for some governorship candidates by the Channels Television.

The SDP candidate, who made an impressive outing during the debate, urged the populace to read between the lines, saying those who were afraid of his popularity often raised the issue of Ige’s death during election in which he is involved.

He accused the ruling government in Osun of financial recklessness, saying he would stop some alleged white elephant projects, including tablets of knowledge and mega school buildings, if elected governor.

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, disagreed with Omisore over allegation of financial recklessness, saying Osun finances were being properly managed.

Oyetola clarified that continuity of Aregbesola’s programmes and policies being used as a plank of his campaigns was to ensure the citizens enjoy more of infrastructure, new school projects, security and other laudable projects by the administration.

The governorship candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, promised to review some programmes by the administration considered to be inimical to the wellbeing of the people.

On his own, the candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC), Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, said he would revisit the contracts awarded by the current leadership in a way that would make more funds available for state obligations.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, was absent at the debate.

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