By Akeeb Alarape, Osogbo
The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has faultedÂ leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders whoÂ were reported to have approached the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye EnitanÂ Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) to intercede for a former deputy governor in theÂ state, Iyiola Omisore.Describing the move to draft Ooni into the current travails of OmisoreÂ according to the APC is ‘hypocritical and dishonest’.
The party also dismissed as shameless and deceitful PDP leaders’ callÂ on the people of the state to bear the ‘hardship’ allegedly foisted onÂ them by the APC, following the defeat of Jonathan-led PDP governmentÂ in Abuja since last year.
According to the APC, â€œOmisore is in detention as a result of his ownÂ alleged involvement in the looting of Nigeria by the PDP that partlyÂ created the hardship which the whole country is going through right
â€œIt is therefore, a dishonest and hypocritical exercise for PDP Â leaders to fall on their faces before the Ooni and asked the reveredÂ monarch to help them plead for a politician who is under criminal
investigation for his alleged participation in the corruptÂ mismanagement of the country’s finances,’ the APC stated.
In a press statement signed by the party’s Director of Publicity,Â Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi, the APC argued that ‘only a cropÂ of shameless people in politics will act so dishonourably as to blame
their opponents for the hardship they themselves foisted on theÂ people.’
The APC further stressed that in a civilised and law-abidingÂ democracy, PDP leaders would be hiding their heads in disgrace for theÂ mind-buggling revelation of massive corruption by that party in the
last six years which virtually collapsed the Nigerian economy.