[BREAKING] Osun Re-Run: Omisore denies working for PDP – Iyiola Omisore, a candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Saturday’s Osun State governorship election, has denied multiple claims by loyalists of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that he has agreed to work for the party ahead of Thursday’s rerun.
Omisore is no longer in the race, and in fact already conceded the election, having placed a distant third with a margin that cannot be closed were he to win all the votes in the polling units where results were canceled.
However, with the strength of his support despite defecting to SDP from the PDP just four months before the election, both the PDP and the All Progressives Congress (APC)to recognize that his support could all but determine where the pendulum swings on Thursday.
Senate President Bukola Saraki on Monday said Omisore had agreed to work with the PDP because their goals were the same. “Over the next 24 hours, we will work out the details,” he had even added.
“The news going around that I have agreed to work with the PDP is a falsehood,” Omisore told newsmen on Monday night.
“We met and we discussed. SDP is a party, so also is the PDP.
“APC too had reached out to us in SDP. Our concern is good governance of this state. We are here to ensure that whichever party takes over the government adopts SDP’s programmes and policies as stated in our manifesto.”