Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP’s governorship primary organising committee in Osun State, Adamu Aliero, has announced Iyiola Omisore as the party’s flag bearer for the August 9 governorship election.
In the party’s primary election conducted Saturday, Omisore polled 1,128 votes to beat Olasunkanmi
Akinlabi, who got 35 votes and Wole Oke, who had only five votes.
Eighteen void votes were recorded.
A former governor of the state, Adetunji Adeleke, had on Friday withdrawn from the contest.
Aliero advised all the aspirants to support Omisore to ensure victory for the party at the polls.
In an interview with newsmen after the declaration, Omisore said he was humbled by the outcome of the election.
“The next step is to reach out to my brothers who also participated in the race; this victory is for us all. The party will be made stronger through sincere reconciliation in the interest of all,” he said.
He said the party will explore all democratic means to win the general election, stressing that it will not be provoked to violence.
There was a heavy presence of security personnel drawn from the police, civil defence, road safety and State Security Service during the election.
Omisore was deputy governor to Bisi Akande, who is now interim chairman of the opposition All Peoples Congress, APC.
He was also a senator between 2007 and 2011.