#OsunDecides2018: PDP Seek Fresh Deal With Omisore, Others
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP are leaving nothing to chance ahead of Thursday’s rerun governorship election in Osun State.
It has been reliably gathered that PDP are making frantic efforts to strike a deal with a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore who contested Saturday’s guber polls on the platform of Social Democratic Party, SDP.
PDP’s Senator Ademola Adeleke, came first on Saturday with 254, 698 votes while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, came second with 254,345 votes.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has, however, said there would be rerun in some polling units where elections were cancelled.
The units, which were listed by the commission, are two in Orolu Local Government Area, one in Ife South Local Government Area, one in Ife North Local Government Area and one in Osogbo Local Government Area.
It was gathered that the PDP had already initiated discussions with Omisore towards winning the two units in his stronghold of Ife but they are yet to get any commitment from him.
The publisher for Ovation Magazine and a former Presidential candidate, Dele Momodu revealed that he has spoken to Omisore on the planned PDP deal.
He said: “I've spoken with SENATOR IYIOLA OMISORE and he said no discussion yet... But I'm aware the President of the Nigerian Senate DR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI has called him several times today but Omisore was busy. Discussions likely tonight(Sunday)”
UPDATE...— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) September 23, 2018
I've spoken with SENATOR IYIOLA OMISORE and he said no discussion yet... But I'm aware the President of the Nigerian Senate DR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI has called him several times today but Omisore was busy. Discussions likely tonight.
Apart from Omisore, the PDP was said to be planning to meet with candidates of other political parties that had what a source described as a “worthy outing” during the election on Saturday.
Such candidates, it was gathered, are African Democratic Congress’ Fatai Akinbade and Action Democratic Party’s Alhaji Moshood Adeoti.
Meanwhile, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, who is also from Ile Ife like the former deputy governor, confirmed that he had spoken with both Omisore and Adeleke on the issue.
The former minister told the Punch correspondent that there was a need for the parties to come together and “bury the ruling party in the state on Thursday.”
He said, “Yes, it is true that I have spoken with my brother, Senator Omisore, and our (PDP) candidate, Senator Adeleke, on the issue.
“I can tell you confidently that both of them are receptive to the idea and I can tell you that we are going to meet together to discuss working relationship before Thursday.
“We are not talking about any condition. We are doing all these for the love of our
party and our people. We need to liberate the state from the vultures and
invaders of our commonwealth. By the grace of God, we shall do it.”
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