Why I've Not Agreed To Work For PDP's Adeleke - Omisore

Iyiola Omisore, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in last Saturday’s Osun State governorship election, has denied multiple claims online that he has already agreed to work for the PDP ahead of Thursday’s rerun.

Where does he stand now and what is he asking for?

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, was the first to say on Monday that Omisore had expressed willingness to work with Adeleke ahead of Thursday’s rerun.

Senate President Bukola Saraki subsequently said Omisore had agreed to work with the PDP because their goals were the same. “Over the next 24 hours, we will work out the details,” he had added.

However, despite going on Twitter to himself thank Saraki “for the visit”, Omisore later told a reporter that the meetings do not in any way make it final that he was now working for the PDP.

“The news going round that I have agreed to work with the PDP is falsehood,” Omisore told a reporter on Monday night.

“We met and we discussed. SDP is a party, so also is the PDP. APC too had reached out to us in SDP. Our concern is good governance of this state. We are here to ensure that whichever party takes over the government adopts SDP’s programmes and policies as stated in our manifesto.”

Omisore’s words were reiterated by his media team, a member telling SR: “To situate it well, Senator Iyiola Omisore has not agreed to work with PDP; he discussed with its leadership just as APC also reached out to him for discussion.”

Sources say his decision to support PDP or not will be decided by midnight.