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Osun Decides 2018: Omisore makes U-turn, supports APC for rerun election


LESS than 24 hours to the re-run of Osun State governorship election, the candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Iyiola Omisore, says his party is set to form an alliance with the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the rerun election.

Addressing journalists at his Ile Ife country home, Omisore explained that the decision to work with the APC was based on the condition he gave earlier for his support.

He had said he would only support any party (between PDP and APC) that is ready to uphold SDP’s core values.

In a series of messages on Twitter,  earlier on Wednesday, the SDP candidate said the people of Osun State “should go with any political party that believes in what we in the SDP stand for, good governance, social justice and accountability.”

He emphasised that what is paramount to him is the practice of true democracy in the state, saying that people’s “voices of demand for good governance, accountability and human dignity should be heard as well as salaries paid.”


“My alliance is with the people of Osun state irrespective of the political party they belong, I have told the parties that solicited for my support to approach electorates and ask for their mandate.”

The governor-elect of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday led other party members to Omisore’s house, seeking his support for the Thursday’s rerun election.

On Monday, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki was the first to lead leaders of PDP to Ile Ife to lobby the SDP candidate to support the opposition party in the rerun election.

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