Osun Rerun: Omisore Gives Conditions To Support PDP
The candidate of the Social Democratic Party in last Saturday’s election in Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, is presently regarded as the 'Beautiful Bride.'
The reason is not far fetched as he is perceived to be very influential in the areas the rerun of the Osun governorship elections will take place.
Omisore, has however said that he will only pledge his support for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke, in the Thursday’s rerun of the poll if the party satisfies his conditions.
The election was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday because according to the commission, the difference between the two leading parties, the PDP and the All Progressives Congress, was lower than the number of the votes cancelled.
After the collation of all the results from the 30 council areas of the state, Adeleke of the PDP had 254,698 while the candidate of APC, Gboyega Oyetola, polled 254,345 while Omisore scored 128,049 votes.
The INEC said the rerun would take place in seven polling units located in Orolu, Osogbo, Ife North and Ife South council areas on Thursday.
Omisore becomes a bride to the two parties because most of the polling units fall within his stronghold.
His father, Oba David Omisore, is the ruler of the Garage Olode, a town in Ife-South, where elections in two units were cancelled.
Speaking during the visit of the PDP presidential candidate, Sen Bukola Saraki, to his home in Ile-Ife on Monday, Omisore, who also dumped the PDP after a disagreement over the party’s primary for the election, said that as a stakeholder in the state, he was always after a people-centered government.
Omisore said, “I have given my programmes to both the APC and the PDP. My programme is like this; payment of salaries and pensions. Good governance is what is important to me.
“Anyone among the two that will do that will get my support. I am passionate about Osun State and my interest is the welfare of the people of this state. I have told those sent to me. At the appropriate time, we will tell you where we are going.”
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