The Former Deputy Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Nike Omowore, on Saturday stated that the former Deputy Speaker of Federal House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuf, can never defeat the sitting Governor, Gboyega Oyetola.
According to Omowore, the temperament of Lasun is enough to work against his governorship ambition in the 2022 electoral process.
She further stated that the state Governor has been widely accepted by the people of the state.
Omowore in a statement on Saturday said, “Lasun Yusuf can never defeat Oyetola in any election, his temperament alone is a strong factor against him not to talk about the excellent performance of Mr Governor. Oyetola of 2018 is different from Oyetola of 2021, he has been widely accepted by the people of the state with his cool calm and resourceful posture.
“He has successfully balanced and stabilised the state economically and politically, he stands the best chance to win the election and that is why we are all standing by him. Just a few days ago he has awarded another set of roads in my city, Ile – Ife, I am very confident that he will emerge for the second term.”
The former lawmaker while speaking on the report that Lasun said the Osun 2018 election was rigged in favour of Oyetola, said. “I don’t think he said it, he must have been misquoted, because somebody of his calibre, will not say that, I don’t think he will say such a thing.
“Somebody who was a Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives will be now going out to disparage his party, the party he used it’s a platform at the National Assembly. But if he said it, I don’t think there is any sense in what he has said.
“As an experienced politician, he knows what it means for Highest Court in Nigeria to have ruled in favour of Oyetola.
“If he felt he had issues with the 2018 Election, he should have testified against the Governor at the Election Petition Tribunal, I doubt if he can say that or the media misquoted him or he doesn’t know what he wants, or he doesn’t know what it takes to run for a Governor or he just wants to run, something must be wrong somewhere or how can you explain it when a former Deputy Speaker from the party is telling a lie that the Governor from his state, Governor of his party did not win an election that was won, that is not too good.”
Recall that the former lawmaker representing Irepodun/Olurunda/Osogbo/Orolu Federal Constituency of Osun State, Lasun Yusuf, on Thursday declared his intention to contest in the 2022 governorship election in the state.
The former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives in his statement stated that nobody can stop him from contesting in the electoral process.