The potent of a curse of an elder.
By Adelowo Abeegunde Adetunji
In 1998, after the shadow election that resulted to the selection of Chief Bisi Akande and Prince Iyiola Omisore as Governor and Deputy Governorship candidates of Alliance of Democracy for 1999 governorship election, Chief Bola Ige was reported to have said that, there is a young man here who is going to spend 16 years in Osun government house. Chief Ige (SAN) was referring to Omisore as someone who will spend 8 years as Deputy and 8 years as Governor as that was the plan in place for him but desperation for power led Omisore to incurred the curse of the man that wishes him well.
It would be recalled that Immediately they won 1999 election and declared governor elect and deputy governor elect, Mr Omisore did everything within his power to assassinate the governor elect but he failed in every attempt. Aside this after been sworn in, he constituted himself to be the clog in the wheel of progress of the government. There was a report of an incident where Omisore went to the office of the Governor with a gun beneath his trouser in his desperate move to kill his boss and succeeded him.
But all these were a child play compare to what happen in the December of 2011 when thugs loyal to Omisore molested the former Governor of old Oyo State and then serving Minister of Federal Republic of Nigeria in the palace of Ooni of Ife. After this sad incidence, Omisore boasted on life radio program that he sponsored the attack. That statement make Baba Bola Ige to said; ‘Omisore will never rule over Osun State’.
Though, Chief Bola Ige (SAN) was killed in controversial circumstances, Omisore efforts to become Governor of the state of Osun has been without success. In 2010 before Aregbesola retrieved his mandate, Otunba was close to winning the primary of Osun PDP but miraculously, opposition party took over the government of this state. Fast forward to 2014, his efforts to become Governor was also not successful. And since then, his continue hold on the leadership of PDP has been in contention as majority ganged up against him and challenged his leadership.
As am writing this, Omisore is without a platform or party, he lose everything he laboured for politically to impatient and desperation. He throw away his future because greed, desperation, avarice and lack of contentment.
Abeegunde contributed this from
Igbaye odo otin local government.