Let’s Adopt Osun Winning Model for Peace, Reconciliation in PDP Nationwide -Omisore
Former deputy governor of Osun state and two term senator representing Osun West Senatorial district, Dr. Iyiola Omisore FNSE, CON, has called on all members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at states and national levels to adopt the peace and reconciliation model he initiated in his home state Osun which led to the unprecedented cohesion and recent victory for the party at the Saturday July 8, 2017 Osun West Senatorial election.
Omisore who himself is a leader of the party at state and national levels, congratulated all members of PDP in the erstwhile Makarfi and Sheriff’s camps over the July 12, 2017 Supreme Court judgement validating Makarfi’s leadership. To Omisore, the judgement is a symbol for truce among warring groups in the party globally.
Explaining this, Omisore who holds 12 chieftaincy titles among which are: Apesin Oodua of the source and Asiwaju Balogun of Ibadanland, said, “July 12, 2017 marks a watershed in our fledgling democracy. It should ordinarily be a day of celebration for democracy, rule of law and due process and in measured way, we should all celebrate the new beginning in our quest to make Nigeria great again and reclaim the precious time the nation has lost to maladministration and purposeless governance being currently witnessed at the centre.
“By the grace of the Almighty, this period of locusts will soon end. But today (July 12, 2017) should largely be a day of deep introspection for our leaders in the rejuvenated Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Without doubt, today’s judgement has taken us out of the wilderness but we can only get to the Promised Land by taking over presidency in 2019, take over Anambra in 2017 and Osun and Ekiti in 2018 Governorships. But we can only achieve this if we quickly close ranks and seamlessly move together as one indivisible party”, declared Omisore.
In this regard, the erudite politician recommended immediate reconciliation of all factionalised groups within the party at states and federal levels. “I’m recommending the peace, unity and reconciliation model we adopted in Osun State which saw the hitherto two factions fusing together to face a common enemy in the disaster known as APC ruling government in Osun State, a state which has been completely grounded by Rauf Aregbesola.
“For us in Osun, Everyone was united in a singular purpose of ending the reign of terror and nuisance, foisted on the state by the Ajele governor. Our unity encouraged the disgruntled, traumatized, raped, grounded, dehumanized and abandoned Osun people to simply queue behind us. The result was the 9-1 trouncing we handed APC in Osun West Senatorial District bye-election last weekend. That is the power of unity. That is purpose of reconciliation. Nigerians are ready to embrace PDP again, having tasted the APC sting. But they must see a united PDP.
“Today, nobody won and everybody won. The future of the unborn generations is what today’s judgement is about. The tomorrow of the nation and its prosperity is what the Supreme Court has just settled. I end with a slight amendment to the popular cliche, “All victor, no vanquished”, Omisore concluded.