The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has said that no amount of threat from the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, will save Governor Rauf Aregbesola from electoral defeat.
Tinubu had restated in Lagos on Friday that anybody caught attempting to rig the elections in Ekiti and Osun States would be roasted alive.
But Omisore in a statement issued by his Director of Media and Strategy, Mr. Diran Odeyemi, on Monday said that the APC leader issued the threat to prepare the ground for the alleged rigging the party was planning in Osun poll.
Omisore is seeking to unseat Aregbesola in a governorship election holding on August 9.
The statement read, “Ordinarily, we wouldn’t have taken issues with him knowing full well that the August 9 gubernatorial election will vindicate the PDP, but in order to put the issues in proper perspective, we want to let every discerning Nigerians particularly Osun indigenes know that Mr. Tinubu is fixated because of the defeat starring his sidekick, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in the face.
“The rig and roast campaign that he has embarked on with Ogbeni Aregbesola is to prepare the ground for the mayhem they planned to unleash on the people once they lose, which is imminent.
“We have discovered that by threatening fire and brimstone should the APC loose the election, Tinubu and Aregbesola were merely trying to protect their business empire in Osun.
“The APC inspite of its grandstanding lost woefully in Ondo and Anambra gubernatorial elections because people are now seeing through the deceit and empty promises where they hold sway.
“Let Tinubu and Aregbesola be prepared to commit political harakiri since the people have rejected them and no amount of blood letting campaign will dissuade the people from voting for the PDP on August 9.”