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Osun: Omisore’s U-turn, shameful – Fani-Kayode

By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA – Former Minister of Aviation and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has expressed disappointment over the ironic twist in the Osun re-schedule governorship election which holds today.

Former Osun State Deputy Governor, Senator Iyiola Omisore (l) and other delegates from Osun State during the Non-Elective National Convention of the Peoples’ Democratic Party at the Eagle Square, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 12/08/2017

The ex-Minister is fuming that two days after the Social Democratic Party, SDP candidate in the election, Senator Iyiola Omisore pledged to be his own man; he has allegedly decided to work together with the All Progressives Congress, APC, to ensure victory for its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola.

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In the elections which held last Saturday, PDP candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke garnered a total of 254, 698 votes while Oyetola polled 254, 345, leaving the Independent National Electoral Commission to order a re-run in five polling units today.

Fani-Kayode who is not happy with the turn of events for his party wrote on Wednesday, “Omisore’s decision to support the APC in tomorrow’s (today) re-run is shameful. It is sad that he would seek to deny Ile-Ife the position of Deputy Governor simply for money.

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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 8 years and who rigged last Saturday’s election.”

Allegations that huge sums of money exchanged hands are rife after the visit of some APC chieftains to the Ile-Ife home of Omisore on Tuesday.


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