BY GBENGA OLARINOYE & DAPO AKINREFON
Governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP,in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, says his march to Oshogbo Government House come August 8 remained unstoppable.
Omisore spoke, Saturday, in Osogbo, at the flag off of his governorship ambition. Addressing a huge crowd at the freedom park, Omisore highlighted his eight-point agenda and decried the pauperisation of Osun people through “inhuman taxes, demolition of markets without alternatives, destruction of the state education heritage ,the creation of religious crisis in an otherwise harmonious state.”
The former chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, who spoke in Yoruba language, however, promised to restore the dignity of education, focus on agriculture and rural development among others.
Omisore said, “ I am here offering myself for service. I am here to right the wrongs and set our state on sustainable paths”.
A former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, appealed to the people of Osun State to allow Omisore to govern the state. Fayose said, “Omisore should be allowed to govern Osun because the crowd here has shown that the people of the state are tired of the administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.”
Notable personalities present at the declaration include a former deputy governor of Ogun State, Mr Abosede Ogunleye; a former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Teslim Folarin; Osun State chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Gani Olaoluwa, Chief Bose Adedibu, Prince Buruji Kashamu, Alhaji Shuaib Oyedokun, Senator Folashade Grace Bent, Ambassador Gunju Adeshakin and Senator Olu Alabi.