Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Osun State governorship election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has announced that he is joining forces with the All Progressives Congress (APC) for tomorrow, Thursday, rerun governorship election in the state.
Omisore, who spoke in Osogbo, the State capital, said: “after due consultations with his party leaderships and members in all the 30 local government areas of Osun State, we have accepted to support the APC for victory in the rerun election tomorrow and thereafter form a coalition government.”
The Presidency had earlier confirmed Omisore’s agreement with APC on Twitter page by President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Bashir Ahmad who wrote: “Sen. Iyiola Omisore says his party, the SDP, is set to form an alliance with our great party, the APC for the Osun re-run election.
“He said this while addressing journalists at his residence in Ile Ife on Wednesday.”
The development came barely three days after Senate President and presidential aspirant for the forthcoming 2019 presidential election, Dr. Bukola Saraki claimed that Omisore had agreed to work with the PDP ahead of tomorrow’s governorship re-run election in the state.
Saraki had claimed via a tweet, “I thank Sen. Iyiola Omisore for the warm reception he and his people gave me and members of my entourage in Ile-Ife today.”
Watch the his statement below: