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Bola Ige’s Murder :  Ife Monarch Berates Prof Soyinka Over Comments On Omisore



Loowa of Ife, Adekola Adeyeye 

His Royal Highness, Loowa of Ife, Adekola Adeyeye  has faulted the comment credited to the Nobel laureate, professor Wole Soyinka against their illustrations son, Senator Iyiola Omisore on Bola Ige murder describing it  as an embarrassment to entire ife kingdom and Yoruba race. 

The Ife Kingmaker described Omisore as a man of profound moral scruples and an highly resourceful son of Ile-Ife.

In a chat with some journalists at his palace along Ifewara road ile ife,the loowa said  he  expected some influential Yoruba leaders to condemn the uncomplimentary remarks on Omisore by the Nobel laureate.

“I can vouch for the integrity and decency of  Omisore. He is one of the highly resourceful sons of Ife, who by the grace of God is the National Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC).

“I still have tremendous respect for Prof. Wole Soyinka and the honor he brought to our country through his literary prowess. But his recent misleading assertions as contained in a statement credited to him after  the endorsement of Omisore as APC National describing Omisore  as prime suspect in the murder case of Chief Bola Ige was  very embarrassing. 

“I was grossly disgusted by these cruel and vile allegations about a profoundly gentleman and I am equally constrained to stand up and speak out for this political icon and an illustrious son of Ife at a time like this.

This was premeditated lies coupled with a heavy dosage of libel and slander against our fellow human beings, particularly when they are our compatriots, diminish us all, to say the least. It is my expectation that some influential Yoruba leaders will come out boldly to condemn the uncomplimentary remarks on Omisore, 

The Royal father said Prof. Soyinka shouldn’t have dragged himself into a controversial conversation like this which many of us found very distasteful, particularly as it involves the death of former Attorney-General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ige. 

He pointed put that the Erudite professor and others  should know that Nigeria can no longer be driven by this type of unnecessary and dangerous narrative. 

As an ,elderstatesman  I expected the literary icon to know better that such unhealthy development would not do the Yoruba nation proud.. 

There is a moral obligation on the part of the state to solve every murder case, much less the one concerning a sitting Attorney General of the Federation in the case of Chief Bola Ige and that has nothing to do with Omisore whose records over the years are clean and without blemish 

Loowa stressed that Yoruba must not allow itself to be used against itself under any guise as previously witnessed in the past.

“Yorubas really need to be careful, especially our elders, they should eschew the politics of hate, bitterness and division and renounce those that seek to destroy the names and hard- earned reputations of others simply because they see them as an obstacle to achieving their political aspirations

“History has repeated itself in this similar instance, and some of the sad examples are that of late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and also the acclaimed winner of 1993 Presidential election, Bashorun MKO Abiola, they were both known to be victims of Yoruba’s war against Yorubas, this must not be allowed to repeat itself anymore, Yoruba must “Ronu” and do serious self introspection so that we will not be victims of circumstances all of the time.”

High Chief Adekola  used the medium to appeal to the Nobel Laureate to retrace his step, adding that it is God that has elevated Omisore to where he is today.

“ I honestly urge Prof. Soyinka and others like him to desist from vicious and callous smear campaign against our son  Otunba Iyiola Omisore and try and come to terms with the fact that it does not serve them well to attempt to disgrace or destroy one of the brightest stars in the South-West and indeed Nigeria and I assure them that God has elevated Omisore, no one can bring him do

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