Some concerned citizens of Ijesha land in Osun state have forwarded an open letter to the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomole requesting that one of their kinsmen should be fielded as the candidate to represent Osun East Senatorial District.
In the letter, which was sighted by our correspondent asked the Governor of Ekiti state and that of Ondo state, Akeredolu to desist from their plans of making Senator Iyiola Omisore the flagbearer of the APC for the senatorial district.
They denied any knowledge of the party’s agreement with Omisore to be fielded for the senatorial contest.
They said an Ijesha citizen should be given the senatorial ticket in the interest of justice and fairness saying the district had more Ijesa local government areas than Ife.
“Otuba Iyiola Omisore was the Senator representing Osun East Senatorial District 2003-2011 and he’s from Ile -Ife and Senator Christopher Babajide Omoworare from Ile-Ife from 2011 till date.
“We demand Ijesha citizens represent us for Osun East Senatorial District; we have suffered enough and we have enough population to deliver, Ife has four local government areas while ijesha has 6 local government areas. we have much population than Ife.
Also, we realised the pranks ongoing that Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Akeredolu wanted to use Otunba Iyiola Omisore to hijack Osun from us so as to have total control of the Southwest. We don’t want! They are planning to use Omisore and we will resist it.
“More so, we aren’t aware of any agreement between Fayemi and Omisore during the Osun Guber election as far as the Osun East senatorial ticket is concerned
“We are also aware that the party entered into an agreement with Omisore to have his seized passport released to him and the withdrawal of his EFCC case. We are aware that Omisore was given some huge amount of money. So what else is he looking for?
“All we want is for Ijesha to have the Osun East Senatorial ticket,” they insisted.