Ahead of Thursday’s supplementary governorship election in Osun State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has begun to rally opposition party against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), which came second in last Saturday’s election that was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The PDP candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, had polled 254,698 votes to APC’s Gboyega Oyetola, who polled 254,345 votes, leaving a margin of 353 votes, which INEC said was lower than the 3,498 votes cancelled in seven polling units spread across two local government areas of the state.
The Social Democratic Party’s candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore, came third in the election.
The PDP, which has also headed to court to challenge INEC’s declaration, is talking to another opposition party to form an alliance against the ruling party.
Leading the charge is Senate President Bukola Saraki, who is the head of the PDP campaign for the election in the state.
He met Omisore yesterday in Ile-Ife as part of the efforts to rally a coalition for Adeleke against Oyetola in the essentially two-corner fight on Thursday.
Disclosing the outcome of the meeting, Saraki in his tweeter handle revealed that both parties had agreed to work together.
‘’I thank Senator Iyiola Omisore for the warm reception he and his people gave me and members of my entourage in Ile-Ife today (Monday). We have agreed to work together because our goals are the same,’’ he stated.