Ahead of Thursday’s re-run election to conclude the governorship election in Osun State, both leaders of the All Progressives Congress APC and the People’s Democratic Party PDP are soliciting for the support of Senator Iyiola Omisore. The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki Monday met with Senator Iyiola Omisore at his country home in Ile-Ife in a closed-door meeting with Senator Omisore and some of the leaders of the Social Democratic Party, SDP.
Speaking, Omisore said he would be willing to support any political party that would implement his agenda of good governance, payment of full salaries to workers and prompt payment of pensioners allowances. Omisore said: “I have given my programmes to both APC and PDP. My programme is like this; payment of salaries and pensions. Good governance is what is important to me.
“Anyone between the two that will do that will get my support. I am passionate about Osun and my interest is the welfare of the people of this state. I have told those sent to me. At the appropriate time, we will tell you where we are going.” Osun poll was declared inconclusive after elections were cancelled in 7 units in Ifon Orolu local government, Osogbo, Ife North and Ife South local government areas. Omisore’s father, Oba David Omisore, is the ruler of Garage Olode, a town in Ife South, where election in two units were cancelled. Also, Omisore came third in the governorship poll, after garnering a total of 128, 049 votes and his support may determine the fate of the fate of PDP candidate, who is leading and the APC candidate, who is second in the poll.