The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has said that he has no case of corruption either in any court or with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Omisore said this in his reaction to the Yoruba Socio-Cultural Association which flayed the Federal Government for excluding him and Senator Musiliu Obanikoro from the travel ban issued against 50 prominent Nigerians.
The former Osun State deputy governor, in a statement issued by his media aide, Mr Jide Fakorede, on Tuesday, said he had no corruption charges against him anywhere and he should not be included on the travel ban list.
He said, “This fictitious group is a creation of those who were not happy with the recent political developments in Osun State and who obviously do not mean well for the state but only trying to mutilate the high integrity of Senator Omisore.
“Senator Iyiola Omisore was wrongly alleged in 2016 and he surrendered himself to the EFCC for investigation and was given a ‘clean bill of health’ by the anti-graft body after a thorough investigation.
“It is on record that no case was instituted against him in any court of our land and neither was he arraigned before any court either. He has been enjoying his freedom and has even presented himself for election into public office passing through all security screenings. So we ask, what is the noise about?
“The basis for placement on the watch list and travel ban is to ensure that those answering EFCC charges are held within the country and for someone not having a current case with the anti-graft agency, there may be no basis to restrict his movement.”