The All Progressives Congress has responded to IyIola Omisore’s reasons for not participating in the American sponsored pre-governorship election debate in Osun last Saturday, describing it as ‘the wisdom of a fool’.
The party went on to describe the candidate of the People’s Democratic party, PDP as a moron for failing to attend the debate, “‘That was why he ran away from the debate – simplicita! His claim to superiority is empty. A so-called PhD holder who is afraid to confront an O’Level opponent in a debate is a moron,”.
Omisore had reportedly claimed that he was supposedly superior to Gov Rauf Aregbesola, which made it a match ‘between two unequal parties’, and inferred that the ‘weaker of the two parties may resort to physical assault and harassment’.
Barr. Kunle Oyatomi, Director of Publicity of the All Progressives Congres said it is disheartening that this remark came after the event at which Aregbesola was majestic and at home with facts and figures on how his administration had prudently managed the economy of the state.
The debate organized for Governorship candidates ahead of the August 9th elections saw only the APC, Candidate in attendance and candidate of the Unity Party of Nigeria but members of other political party refused to show up.
According to Oyatomi, Omisore sounded mean and shallow when he tried to denigrate Aregbesola’s academic qualification that the governor ‘presented O’Level (certificate) to INEC’. “Again, that’s the wisdom of a fool; but for the foolishness embeded in that piece of information is that Omisore’s current certificate presented to INEC was a court affidavit in place of his primary and secondary school certificates.” a statement issued by the party reads.
“In particular, we challenge Omisore to produce his certificates from St John’s Grammar School, Ile Ife and Owo Polythecnic, Ondo State.
‘What moral authority then has a man who till today present court affidavit to show that he went to primary and secondary schools to denigrate another person who he said presented his O’Level certificate to INEC.”
APC Saidm ‘Omisore has missed his greatest chance to convince the world that he is mentally and intellectually mature enough to handle difficult situation under pressure in a robust and critical debate. The truth of the matter is that, like all inadequate personalities, Omisore was and continues to be afraid of confronting Aregbesola who can expose his lies with incontrovertible facts.
The political debate tagged (Manifesto Hour) organized by the International Republican Institute was broadcast live by the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC) on Saturday 26/07/2014.