July 10, 2016 – Pictures: PDP Visits Ooni Of Ife’s Palace, Begs Him To Help Free Omisore From EFCC Detention
Osun State PDP Chieftains have appealed to the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) to help Iyiola Omisore who is being detained for his alleged involvement in the illegal diversion of funds meant to combat Boko Haram insurgency in Northeast Nigeria.
In a statement released by Ooni’s media’s director, Comrade Moses Olafare, the appeal was made on Wednesday by Osun PDP Chairman, Hon Adesoji Adagunodo who led the party leaders on a courtesy visit to the monarch at his palace in Enuwa Ile Ife.
According to the statement, the party leaders begged the new Ooni on behalf of detained former senator. They pledged to bring Omisore to the palace upon his release to make his ways straight with Oba Ogunwusi.
The statement read in part:
“Your Imperial Majesty, we are here to pay our homage to you as the father of our race who must be respected by all true sons and daughters of Yoruba Race. We also beg you in the name of Oduduwa to use your goodwill in assisting us to rescue one of our leaders, Otunba Iyiola Omisore, from the EFCC detention even though we are not unaware of his attitude towards this sacred palace as he has refused to pay homage since you were divinely crowned seven months ago.“We can assure you of his change of attitude as soon as he is released from detention”.
Oba Ogunwusi told the PDP chieftains that he has no grudge against Omisore who he described as a prominent Ife indigene who is entitled to his choice of relationship.
Ogunwusi assured the PDP leaders of his readiness to assist them within his limited capability and prayed that God will set him free if he has no skeleton in his cupboard over the matter.
See photos of the politicians at Ooni’s palace below