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Omisore fires back at Prof. Wole Soyinka, says he is spreading propaganda

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore yesterday has lambasted Professor Wole Soyinka, and others, describing them as “drowning politicians” for allegedly spreading propaganda against him.

He stated this in a response to Prof. Wole Soyinka’s statement where he expressed disappointments in Buhari for supporting the emergence of Omisore as the APC’s National Secretary. In his response, Omisore stated that despite being cleared by a court, Prof. Wole Soyinka still referred to him as a prime suspect a decade after the Bola Ige murder case.

Omisore, a former deputy governor of Osun State, said it was curious that Soyinka, who accused the Obasanjo government of complicity in Ige’s death when he described the government “as a nest of killers”, could now describe him as a suspect in 2022.

The Nobel Laureate in a statement at the weekend said Omisore’s endorsement as APC Secretary by President Muhammadu Buhari would tamper with judicial inquiries into Ige’s death because he is a prime suspect in the murder case.

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Taking exception to the eminent scholar’s statement, Omisore said “it is an unnecessary propaganda some drowning politicians are trying to spread.”

The National Secretary also threatened to sue a political group in Osun APC for fabrication and defamation.

Omisore said “as brilliant as Prof. Soyinka is, he, no doubt, has monopoly of knowledge.

In a statement by his office, Omisore said: “If the court of the land has vindicated a man, it is naive of him after nearly a decade to link Senator  Iyiola Omisore to further search.

He added that “civil and criminal law knowledge should tell professor to ask his cousin,  OBJ for the murder.”

Omisore added: “The world is aware of the framing of Senator Iyiola Omisore and his travails and trials facing murder charges and his subsequent acquittal and discharge, almost a decade ago by a competent court of the land.

“So, how come any man, can still refer to him as a possible suspect? The Prof is very wrong to say all that. It takes wickedness to spread the statements.”

Omisore noted that despite the fact that not all Soyinka’s intervention in national life has produced the expected outcome in the long run, society has continued to hold him in esteem.

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