Osun State's Governor Oyetola formally receives ex-SDP candidate Omisore into the APC

FORMER Osun State deputy governor Senator Iyiola Omisore has left the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) after having spent the last few months working with the party.


In September, Senator Omisore stood for Osun State governor as an SDP candidate but came third in the polls behind Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the APC and Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). After the initial vote which was very close, the elections were declared inconclusive and a supplementary poll was organised, prompting both the APC and PDP to woo Senator Omisore for his support.


Senator Omisore eventually backed the APC and his support, especially in his home town of Ile-Ife helped Governor Oyetola scrape through to a narrow victory. It is believed that as part of the horse trading, the APC agreed to drop all corruption charges against Senator Omisore, return his passport that was seized by the anti-graft agencies and allow him to stand as one of its candidates.


Yesterday, Senator Omisore was formally received into the APC by Governor Oyetola and his entourage that included the party chairman of in Osun State, Gboyega Famodun. After receiving them, the governor and his entourage proceeded to the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, as part of his thank you tour of the state.


Senator Omisore said: “There is no rumour about where we are and where we are going. What the APC chairman in Osun State, Gboyega Famodun said was instructive and correct.


“God made relationship between me and the APC possible. Osun is one now and Ife remains the source from where all of draws our strength.


“I don’t have to tell anybody that I am with the party. Any wise person should know where I belong.”


Governor Oyetola described new found relationship with Senator Omisore as God’s doing. He said the resolve between the APC and Senator Omisore to work together is a good example from the state.