Omisore’s Governorship Ambition Suffers Setback
The governorship ambition of former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore may have again hit the rocks.
Findings by Bounce News revealed that there is a growing concern that the Ile- Ife born politician might have lost the battle to become the next Governor of Osun State.
Investigations by our correspondent showed that Omisore has met with Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwunsi and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu over his governorship ambition.
It was gathered that both the Ooni and Tinubu urged Omisore to wait for another 8 years before he can win the governorship seat.
Investigation also revealed that Omisore has also lost the support he had in his base in Ile- Ife.
Scores of political stakeholders in Ife have stated that if the town wants to produce the next governor, it will never be Omisore.
Our correspondent gathered that the Peoples Democratic Party in Ile Ife have abandoned Omisore since he left the party to pitch his tent with the Social Democratic Party.
Meanwhile, stakeholders in the community have started campaigning for an Ile Ife business mogul, Gbenga Owolabi.
Investigation also revealed that the Ooni is in support of Owolabi, who is also the Oluomo of the Source.
Omisore had been nursing ambition to govern the state since 1997 under the defunct United Nigeriaa Congress Party (UNCP) days when he was the sole governorship aspirant on the platform of the party before it was disbanded by General Abdulsalami Abubakar’s Military Regime.
He later joined Alliance for Democracy (AD) with the ambition but was persuaded by the former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Late Bola Ige (SAN) to step down for Adebisi Akande in 1999 and eventually became deputy governor under Akande’s administration.
He also contested the last governorship election in 2014 but lost to Gov Rauf Aregbesola.
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