Intrigues into the August 9 governorship election in Osun State took an interesting turn on Tuesday, when Governor Rauf Aregbesola constituted a three-man panel of enquiry to probe the alleged assault on a former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Senator Isiaka Adeleke.
The decision to investigate the alleged assault on Adeleke, who was the first governor of Osun State between 1992 and November 1993, was to determine the cause or causes of the incident which occurred on the premises of an hotel on April 2, 2014 before the conduct of the PDP governorship primaries on April 5, won by Senator Iyiola Omisore.
But, in a swift reaction, Omisore, who spoke through his director of media and strategy in a statement forwarded to journalists said “we are not surprised by this meddlesomeness of Governor Aregbesola in pure PDP affair which was a build up to our primary election.
“The assignment is to indict Senator Omisore whose main offence was emerging as PDP candidate that will challenge Mr Aregbesola in the August 9 election. We wonder why Aregbesola is crying more than the bereaved rather than allow whoever is aggrieved to challenge in the law court whatever is regarded as assault during the pre-primary meeting at the hotel premises,” the statement added.
According to Omisore, “We are aware of the frustration of Aregbesola to doctor the CCTV cameras in the hotel to indict Senator Omisore and other evil machinations. Before now, Aregbesola has combed the courts in Osun State in search of issues and matters that could nail Senator Iyiola Omisore without any luck.”