A former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, who was on Tuesday declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) over a N700m contract he (Omisore) allegedly received from the embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), has reacted to this allegation.Omisore accused the EFCC of character assassination and blackmail for declaring him wanted. Omisore made this disclosure in a statement signed by the Director of Publicity of the PDP in Osun State, Mr. Diran Odeyemi. The statement partly read, “The EFCC is on a character assassination, mischievous and political persecution mission. They were in court today (Tuesday) to ask for an extension of time in the preliminary objection suit filed against Omisore.
“The MD of Fimex Gill indemnified Omisore from their contract deal with the ONSA. The company had even sued them for the payment of their balance. There was no issue of N700m anywhere. The relationship between the company and ONSA is civil and contractual. The EFCC should not play the role of political victimisation and coercion. Omisore cannot be stampeded or be oppressed by any government in Nigeria. Blackmail won’t help the EFCC, rather they should come to court with facts. This act of the EFCC is unpatriotic and won’t get them any result. How can the EFCC declare Omisore that was in court with the EFCC officials at 9am wanted the same day? The world and human rights community are hereby called upon to caution the EFCC from tarnishing Omisore’s image.”