The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore, whose support is considered crucial in winning today’s rerun election has announced his party’s alliance with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Omisore who made the announcement yesterday evening at his Ile Ife residence said the pact was to form a coalition government in the interest of Osun people.
He told journalists that he decided to back the APC after the party accepted the conditions he gave earlier for his support.
Omisore’s decision came after receiving delegation from President Muhammadu Buhari led by Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and some South West governors on the platform of the party.
He also played host to Senate President, Dr. Olusola Saraki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) behind closed door.
Though details of what transpired at the meetings were not made public, sources said APC had more “juicy deals to offer Omisore and SDP leaders in Osun than the PDP.”
The development came as the family of the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke denied a rumour that it rejected working with Omisore.
The family described the rumour as “a concocted lie by rejected APC and their satellite politicians”.