National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has denied that the Social Democratic Party, (SDP) candidate in Osun governorship election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, was financially induced to support the APC candidate in the election and governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola.
Speaking with newsmen last night in Abuja, the APC chairman said Senator Omisore specifically expressed concern over government policies and implementation in the State. He did not, however, rule out the senatorial ticket for the SDP candidate.
He said: “I said we had a negotiation and had a deal that has to do with the governance of Osun State. I didn’t go with money and I don’t have money to give to anybody. He didn’t ask and there was no basis for him to ask.
“The word automatic ticket has meaning. Having regards to the provisions of electoral acts which makes primary mandatory, can you at the same time talk of an automatic ticket? Even when I spoke to our National Assembly members, it is not that I don’t know that word exists, but I simply didn’t find it useful and never used it.
“We agreed that he will have an opportunity for him to contest for a seat on APC platform. Not just for Senate or House of Representatives, but also for House of Assembly. That is why I said we spoke about the immediate which is the Osun election and going forward.”