Osun State Election: Omisore’s Decision to Support APC Tomorrow is Shameful, says Fani-Kayode
By Ehi Ekhator
A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has expressed displeasure at the sudden change of event in Osun State as an aspirant of the Social Democratic Party, Iyiola Omisore suddenly throw in the towel for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Omisore has asked his supporters to vote for the APC in Thursday’s supplementary election in Osun State.
This was after he held meeting with leaders of the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) two days ago.
The APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole met with the aspirant who came third in the just conducted election, while he received Baba Ayo Adebanjo, the Senate President Bukola Saraki and Fani-Kayode all of the PDP in a separate meeting.
On Wednesday afternoon, the third place governorship aspirant addressed journalists in Ile-Ife where he urged his followers to vote for the APC in the rerun election.
Reacting to the development, Fani-Kayode said Omisore denied the people their rightful position because of money, wondering what had changed his mind.
“Iyiola Omisore’s decision to support the APC in tomorrow’s rerun is shameful. It is sad that he would seek to deny Ile-Ife the position of Deputy Governor simply for money.
“He told me he would stand firm two days ago and he told our leader and father Baba Ayo Adebanjo the same thing last night.
“I do not know what has turned his head but we shall forge ahead and by God’s grace Adeleke will win.
“There is no excuse or justification for joining or supporting those who treated our people like filth and slaves over the last 8years and who rigged last saturdays election.”
Omisore is the centre of attraction as his support may decide the faith of the two leading party, the PDP and the APC.
In the inconclusive election held on Saturday, the PDP candidate Ademola Adeleke scored 254, 698 votes to beat the APC, Gboyega Oyetola who scored 254, 345 votes while Omisore pulled in 128, 049 which placed him in the third place.
The Independent National Electoral Commission declared the election inconclusive owing it to the irregularities reported in some polling units resulting to the number of cancelled votes.
INEC claimed the margin between the two leading parties is less than the number of cancelled votes (3,498), therefore fixed tomorrow, the 27th September 2018 for a bye-election.