Omisore: I’m ready for open debate with Aregbesola


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun, Iyiola Omisore, has accepted the challenge to an open debate with Governor Rauf Aregbesola.


The acceptance is contained in a statement circulated to journalists in Osogbo on Tuesday by Diran Odeyemi, Mr. Omisore’s Director of Media Affairs.

Aregbesola, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the August 9 election, had thrown the challenge at the inauguration of Ayegbaju International Market on Tuesday in Osogbo.

However, the statement said the governor must ensure that security prevailed for the debate to take place.

“Assurance of safety, among other things, would make Omisore to attend the debate,” the statement said.

“When an argument is being made between two different parties for instance, it may result in physical assault and harassment.

“The senator is a complete gentleman and a holder of Ph.D. So, we need an assurance that there will be no physical assault on him,” the statement added.