Gov Aregbesola Floats Radio Station To Stave off Omisore’s Media Attack

The war between the Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the PDP chieftain that lost the governorship election to him, Senator Iyiola Omisore has taken a new dimension with the construction of a private radio station by the Governor to even the on-air attack targeted at his administration.

Sources revealed that the construction of the radio station is been supervised by the son of the Governor, Kabiru an engineer who is claimed to be in charge of his father’s electronic campaign and also the facilitator of Governor Aregbesola’s laudable project, Opon Imo.

The radio station which has neared its completion is named Freedom Radio and is located in a remote part of Ilesa, Governor Aregbesola’s hometown.

The station is said to be a re-model of Radio Kudirat which was one ofthe weapons used to fight the evil government of General Sanni Abacha and which was credited to have succeeded under the control of former Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi.

The new radio station is seen to be a tool of objection to intimidation and negative media campaign by Governor Aregbesola’s political foe, Senator Omisore who owns the Crown Radio in Ile-Ife which many of Aregbesola’s followers alleged that its mission is to bring down the present government.

This belief paved way for the Governor’s decision to float a private station to fight the negative campaign against his administration.

The construction is said to be a top secret among the loyalists of the Governor who intended to run the station independently without creating the impression that the radio will be funded from the State’s resources.

The need for Governor Aregbesola to operate a private radio station is backed by some of his aides, one of the hinted Paper Mache that the Governor did not take the radio campaign serious initially but what really spurred his interest is the recent appointment of Senator Omisore’s media Director, Diran Odeyemi as the General Manager of Crown FM with an instruction to spread falsehood on the activities of the Osun State Government.