Chieftains of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state have appealed to the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) to come to the rescue of Senator Iyiola Omisore who is being investigated for his alleged roles in the illegal diversion of funds meant for arms by the former National Security Adviser Colonel Sabo Dasuki.
Comrade Moses Olafare, Director of Media and Public Affairs, Ooni’s palace said this in a statement on
According to Olafare, the appeal was made on Wednesday by the State Chairman of the PDP, Hon. Adesoji Adagunodo who led other leaders of the party on a courtesy visit to the highly revered monarch at his Ile Oodua Palace in Ile-Ife.
Olafare’s statement reads:
The State party Chairman apologized on behalf of the detained Ife politician who has not visited the king since he was crowned seven months ago promising that as a true son of Ife and bonafide member of the Oduduwa House, Omisore will upon his release be brought to the palace to do the right thing.
“Your Imperial Majesty, we are here to pay our homage to you as the father of our race who must be respected by all true sons and daughters of Yoruba Race.
We also beg you in the name of Oduduwa to use your goodwill in assisting us to rescue one of our leaders Otunba Iyiola Omisore from the EFCC detention even though we are not unaware of his attitude towards this sacred palace as he has refused to pay homage since you were divinely crowned seven months ago.
We can assure you of his change of attitude as soon as he is released from detention”. Adagunodo pleaded.
Responding, the Arole Oodua said he has no grudge whatsoever against Omisore who he described as a prominent Ife indigene entitled to his choice of relationship and assured the PDP chairman of his readiness to assist them within his limited capability and prayed that God will set him free if he has no skeleton in his cupboard over the matter.
“Omisore is a prominent Ife son, I don’t have any grudge against him whatsoever over his refusal to visit my palace since I became the Ooni. You all must know that he is entitled to his right of choice on who and where to visit at anytime. Don’t also forget he is undergoing a procedural investigation and laws of the land must be respected but I promise to assist you on this matter within my limited capability legally guided.
I heartily pray God should quickly set him free if he has no skeleton in his cupboard”. Ooni said.
The state party leader was accompanied to the Ooni’s palace by about 20 Chieftains to include Ife/Ijesa Senatorial leader Hon. Wale Ojo, Ife Central LG Chair, Hon. Adebowale Adedotun(Meree), Ife East LG Chair, Hon. Durojaye Isaac, Hon. Funso Babarinde, Engr. Marcus Adedini, Prince Olajide Olaosebikan, Prince Tobi Akomolede and others.