The Osun State government, yesterday, reacted to reported challenge of Governor Rauf Aregbesola to a debate by former Senator Iyiola Omisore, who is also a gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
In a reaction to the challenge, the Director, Bureau of Communications and Strategy in the Governor’s Office, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon said: “One is compelled to view this as captured best in what Yoruba would describe as Sigidi fe sere ete, oni kiwon gbe oun lo sodo l’owe” meaning, “Bent on meeting its waterloo, the clay statue says its owner should carry it to the river to have a swim.
“Should Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola ever be afraid of debate anywhere in the world against an Omisore?
“What would be the rule of engagement in such a debate as Nigerians know that ten Omisores cannot come close to the apparent mental alertness, creative ingenuity and ideological robustness of Aregbesola?
“We congratulate him for his self-delusion as the politician with the best CV and engineer with the best practice in South-West.
“Sometimes, we need this kind of comic relief as provided by Omisore, especially in the face of the many absurdities his party, the PDP continues to assault our collective psyche with on a daily basis.
“Oh! He truly flaunts a dossier that can never be the envy of anyone in a sane society. A former Deputy Governor, yes, but one that was impeached! A senator, yes, but one whose election was nullified! An engineer but with no noticeable records of performance anywhere!