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Osun Rerun: Omisore, Lasun Agree To Help APC Fight PDP?

Deputy Speaker of the House of Reps, Yusuf Lasun yesterday joined the battle to ensure victory for the APC candidate Gboyega Oyetola in tomorrow’s supplementary governorship election in Osun State, where he's trailing the leading candidate, PDP's Ademola Adeleke.

The APC lost in Orolu area, which is believed to be Lasun’s stronghold. He is known to be aggrieved with APC leaders.

The supplementary election will hold in three units in the local government due to cancellation over hijacking of materials by thugs.

There are 987 registered voters in the three units.

Also allegedly joining forces with the APC is Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore.

The rerun will determine the winner between Oyetola and Adeleke.

Saturday’s election was declared inconclusive by INEC which ordered the supplementary election in seven polling units in four local governments – Osogbo, Orolu, Ife North and Ife South.

There are 3,498 registered voters in the polling units where the elections were cancelled due to various reasons, including hijacking of election materials, abscondment of presiding officer, disruption of election by hoodlums who were shooting sporadically, manual accreditation and over voting.

Adeleke has a marginal 353 votes advantage in the election.

Omisore hosted an APC delegation of Ekiti State Governor-elect Dr Kayode Fayemi and Dr Olu Agunloye at his home in Ile-Ife.

On Monday, he received Senate President Bokola Saraki, who came to lobby him to support the PDP.

Omisore, who left the PDP for the SDP because the PDP ticket was skewed in favour of Adeleke, declined to give Saraki his commitment.

But after his meeting with the APC team, Omisore twitted under a photograph of himself with Fayemi and Agunloye: “With @OfficialAPCNg Ekiti state governor elect @kfayemi during his visit today. #goodgovernanceinosunstate #OsunDecides2018.”

He also twitted same after his meeting with Saraki.

But in another tweet, Saraki Presidential Campaign Council spokesman Doyin Okupe said: “Omisore I’m told caved in to pressure from APC…”

This platform is yet to confirm the authenticity of these claims.