Prove your denial, cousin tells Omisore
A former Executive Secretary of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State and a cousin to the former chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Iyiola Omisore, Mr Abayomi Omisore, has the former seantor to apologise to the people of Osun State over his purpoted threat to attack the convoy of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
The former senator has denied the report.
Addressing reporters at the weekend at the secretariat of the state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Iwo Road, Osogbo, the state capital, the former council scribe advised his cousin to respect the office of the governor.
Abayomi, who insisted that the former senator’s denial was not enough, urged him to show proofs that he never vowed to attack the governor’s convoy.
According to him, the ideal thing for senator to do is to prove the denial beyond doubt in the interest of the Omisore family.
He said: “I cannot deny the fact that we are cousins, but I am distancing myself from that reckless statement. The Omisore family is noble, peaceful and dependable. So, the reckless utterance cannot be seen as the voice of our family. Our father was a great educationist, who built the Oranmiyan Grammar School in Ile-Ife in 1958 and another great school in Jos in 1967. I am sure if he does prove his denial now the Omisore family will soon come out with a position on the matter.”
The former council secretary said Aregbesola made himself a mentor to many young politicians in and outside Lagos, because of his visionary leadership and selfless service.
Abayomi said the governor’s safety is important because of his contributions to the polity.
by Adesoji Adeniyi- The Nation