Osun: Former governorship candidate, Iyiola Omisore set to join APC
There are indications that a former Deputy Governor of Osun State and Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate in the 2018 Osun gubernatorial election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, will today decamp to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The decision to decamp to APC was not known as at press time but there are strong signals that it is a strategic move in the political permutations ahead of the 2022 gubernatorial election in Osun State.
Recall that Senator Omisore was also the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the 2014 gubernatorial election in the State.
In 2014, he was defeated by the candidate of the APC, Rauf Aregbesola and in 2018 he came a distant third behind Senator Ademola Adeleke of the PDP and the eventual winner, Adegboyega Oyetola of the APC.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Omisore in the last governorship election threw his weight behind APC on the claims that the party agreed to adopt his plans for the state.
Meanwhile, a public announcement made by the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ife Federal Constituency and signed by its Secretary, Akintifonbo Kayode, the official registration and admittance of Omisore into the party will take place at his polling unit, Saint Gabriel Primary School, More, Ile-Ife, at 10am.