- Olu Agunloye, chieftain of the SDP, has spoken about the Osun governorship rerun election
- Agunloye said Iyiola Omisore, the party's flag-bearer for the election, will not determine whom he will support for the election
- He, however, confirmed that the chieftain of both the PDP and the APC begged Omisore for his support
Olu Agunloye, chieftain of the Social Democratic Party has condemned insinuations that Iyiola Omisore, the party's flag-bearer for the Osun state governorship election, will determine whom the party supports in the rerun election slated for Thursday, September 27.
According to an online medium, Sahara Reporters, Agunloye who made this known in Akure on Tuesday night, September 25, said the chieftain of both the PDP and the APC who had been visiting Omisore had been begging for his support ahead of the election.
The SDP chieftain explained that the party had already made its position known on the conditions required to support any of the two contenders in the rerun governorship election.
He revealed that the conditions, which were available in print, had also been issued to both political parties to see if they could key into the agenda of the SDP before any support ahead of the rerun election.
According to him, “The party (SDP) has a committee and it would decide. Not even Omisore can determine for the party because he is also working along with the group (committee).
“So, the committee set up by the party will determine and it is not going to be an Omisore show, and you know that the SDP candidate has made it very clear that it is a matter of which of the parties will do what SDP would have done if we had won.
“And anybody who comes is given the same conditions, because it is written. A copy was given to the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, during his visit to ask for the SDP support. A copy was also given to Kayode Fayemi.
“But the truth of it is that Osun state cannot continue to be governed the way it has been. So, it is a question of their willingness to accept to do the bidding of our party, which is contained in the list of conditions given to the parties.
“I understand that both parties have got those conditions, but a lot of negotiations are going on and hopefully by Wednesday, somebody will settle on one."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the APC said Ademola Adeleke of the PDP would suffer defeat in the Osun state governorship rerun election even if he gets the support of the SDP candidate, Iyiola Omisore.
Kunle Oyatomi, the director of publicity, research and strategy of the APC in Osun made the statement on Tuesday, September 25, when reacting to reports that Senator Bukola Saraki had visited Omisore to woo him ahead of the rerun poll holding in seven polling units in four local government areas of the state.
The APC chieftain said Adeleke’s chances in the election were slim because the PDP governorship aspirant was the least educated and qualified candidate.
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