BY GBENGA OLARINOYE
OSOGBO—Former deputy governor of Osun State and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Iyiola Omisore, yesterday, explained why he was framed up on the death of the former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ige.
Chief Ige was on December 23, 2001, murdered in his Bodija residence in Ibadan by a yet to be identified gunmen.
But fielding questions from newsmen in Osogbo, Senator Omisore who was the prime suspect in the murder case along with some of his associates stated that one of the reasons was to cover up the murder of a former House of Assemly member, Hon. Odunayo Olagbaju who was killed few days before Ige.
According to him, another reason was the second term ambition of the then governor of the state, now chairman of All Progressives Congress APC, Chief Bisi Akande.
Looking back, Senator Omisore who was persuaded in 1999 to step down for Chief Akande by their party then, the Alliance for Democracy, AD, stated that he had no regret for obeying the party’s directive.
Omisore, one of the leading PDP governorship aspirants in August this year’s election in Osun State also noted that there were no progressives again in any of the parties.
He said: “We don’t have progressives again in this country. It is mere deception and propaganda. PDP, APC and any other party are the same thing. It is just a matter of political convenience.”
Omisore called for the immediate redeployment of Osun State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Ambassador Rufus Akeju from the state alleging that he cannot conduct a free and fair election.