By Gbenga Olarinoye
Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has described former Governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola as a serial betrayer.
Reacting to Oyinlola’s defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Omisore said in a statement issued by his media aide, Mr Diran Odeyemi that “the former Governor is a confirmed serial betrayer, a politician who had lost whatever little followers he had due to his inconsistency, political somersaults and unreliability in political alliances.”
Omisore who stressed that Oyinlola’s exit could not stop the victory of the PDP on Saturday noted that Oyinlola’s followers were still with him in the PDP.
He alleged that Oyinlola implemented an agenda that culminated in the nullification of the 2011 governorship in a bid to stop Omisore as well as betrayed Chief Ebenezer Babatope, who had been endorsed to become the PDP national secretary.
Omisore said that “the politics leading to his exit as a National Secretary was also traceable to his double dealings. While he was pushing for court action to return to office, he was holding nocturnal meetings with the APC. While he was negotiating with the President, Oyinlola had directed his few supporters to defect to the APC. He is never a consistent political player.”
He said: “We want to put it on record that his defection has no impact on the electoral fortunes of the PDP in the Saturday election. If any, the exit has cleaned the PDP of the last dark spot which constitutes a moral burden on our shoulder. By defecting, PDP has become fully sanitized and poised for a new lease of life in the government to be formed after the August 9 victory.”