- PDP has said that it is confident of winning Osun re-run election
- The INEC is conducting re-run in seven units in four local government areas of the state on Thursday, September 27
- INEC had on Sunday, September 23, declared the Osun gubernatorial election inconclusive and ordered a re-run in units where the elections were canceled
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it has the confidence of winning Osun state governorship supplementary election.
The Punch reports that the election would hold in seven polling units in the state on Thursday, September 26.
NAIJ.com gathered that the national vice chairman (southwest) of PDP, Eddy Olafeso, stated this in Abuja on Wednesday, September 26, while addressing newsmen in Abuja.
It was reported that during the first ballot conducted on Saturday, September 22, PDP candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke garnered the majority vote of 254,698 while Isiaka Oyetola, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had 254,345 votes.
Olafeso said: “For us, we are very confident that victory will be ours tomorrow. We already won anyway.
“PDP is not bothered because our people are resolute. And they are desirous in ensuring that the victory denied us on Saturday will eventually be ours.
“We have spoken to our people and we are certain that their experience from the current administration is enough for the need for a change that will bring development to the nation.”
Meanwhile, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ademola Adeleke, has reacted to the declaration of support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Iyiola Omisore.
NAIJ.com reported earlier that Omisore asked his supporters to vote for the APC in Thursday’s supplementary election in Osun state.
He said the ruling party has ‘agreed’ to adopt the manifesto of SDP.
However, reacting to the development, the director of publicity for Ademola Adeleke campaign organisation, Olawale Rasheed, who spoke with Premium Times in a telephone interview on Wednesday evening, September 26, said his party will still emerge victorious without SDP support.
“Omisore was not with us when we won on Saturday. If not for manipulation, we would have won with over 5000 votes.
We believe in the power of the voters. PDP will win because Ademola Adeleke is a popular liberation man. So, whether with the support of Omisore or not, victory is certain because we have started mobilisation since Sunday,” he said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that Senator Iyiola Omisore who is the gubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the Osun state gubernatorial election has said that his party has decided to form an alliance with the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It was reported that Omisore made this decision on Wednesday, September 26, when he spoke in Ile Ife.
Following the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s decision to declare the governorship election inconclusive as a result of the slim margin between the votes polled between Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Gboyega Oyetola of the APC, Omisore had received chieftains of the two parties.
Senate president, Bukola Saraki, of the PDP had earlier visited Omisore to lobby for his support before the APC also met with him.
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Omisore said he gave conditions to the two parties that would determine whom he would support. He said only the APC accepted his conditions which is why the SDP will work with the party.
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