- Iyiola Omisore has begun his campaign in preparation for the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Osun state
- Omisore accused Governor Rauf Aregbesola of neglecting his hometown throughout his tenure as governor in the state
A former deputy governor of Osun state, Iyiola Omisore, has begun his campaign for the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.
Omisore, a senator and the candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Osun launched his campaign at the premises of the Ilesa Palace on Saturday, August 25.
The campaign rally took off even as a large crowd of supporters defied the rain which fell for most part of the day.
Addressing his supporters, Omisore accused the governor of the state, Rauf Aregbesola of not carrying out any tangible project in the state.
He said: “I thought he would have done well here in Ilesa because he is from this town but there is nothing to show that. All the projects I did here in Ijesa land when I was in the Senate are there. He (Aregbesola) has not done anything after those projects.”
Omisore who had earlier paid a courtesy visit to the Owa of Ijesaland, Oba Adekunle Aromolara, said the administration of Governor Aregbesola had failed the people of the state.
He also said that it is unbelievable that the governor did not do anything even in Ilesa, which is his hometown.
In his response, Aromolaran said: “As you might be aware, prominent and respectable traditional rulers are fathers to all members of political parties in the country.
"Our own role is to pray to God to guide all the aspirants and select those who will move our country forward and benefit the masses. It is in this vein that I am praying that God will be with you, guide you aright, bless your aspirations and crown all your efforts with success."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Aregbesola had said that he and members of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state are not deterred by the defections of some party members to opposition parties.
Aregbesola while speaking at a rally organised by the speaker of the Osun House of Assembly, Najeem Salaam, in Ejigbo said party remained strong on account of its wide acceptance by the people of the state.
He also said that the gale of defections rocking the APC would not in any way affect the party’s victory in the forthcoming election.
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