#OsunDecides2018: Omisore Picks APC Over PDP
Hours to the Osun State rerun election, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate, Otunba Iyiola Omisore, has agreed to join forces with the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Omisore stated this when he addressed journalists on Wednesday in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Omisore, who came third in the main election held on Saturday, has been courted by both the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party.
Delegations from the two major parties held separate meetings with Omisore to seek his support.
Senate President Bukola Saraki led some PDP leaders to the Ife residence of Omisore on Monday.
Twenty-four hours after, National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, four governors, a minister and a high-ranking APC legislator met with Omisore.
Omisore had initially failed to endorse any of the leading parties, asking his supporters to go with any party that shares the interest of SDP.
However, on Wednesday, the SDP candidate said his party had decided to endorse APC.
He noted that the decision to work with the APC was based on the condition he gave earlier for his support.
“We have accepted to support the APC for victory in the rerun election tomorrow and thereafter form a coalition government,” he said.
The alliance means a setback for the PDP which had been banking on the support of Omisore to take power from the APC.
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