Saraki Meets Omisore – with photos
The President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki has visited Senator Iyiola Omisore, the Social Democratic Party governorship candidate in Osun State, in an effort to get Omisore to support the Peoples Democratic Party in the rerun election holding on Thursday.
Some of the polling units where the rerun election will be held include Ife North and Ife South, where Omisore is popular.
Speaking with journalists after the visit, Saraki said he was confident that Senator Ademola Adeleke would win the rerun poll and become the governor of the state.
Dr Doyin Okupe, Senator Abiodun Olujimi and other PDP leaders were in the entourage of the Senate President during the visit to Omisore, who left the PDP following a protracted crisis over his governorship ambition.
Senator Iyiola Omisore who churned out an impressive 128,049 votes to place third is seen as the ultimate decider of the fate of the gladiators and given his frosty relationship with the APC, particularly the outgoing governor of the state, Rauf Aregbesola.
The PDP has moved quickly to gain an inch advantage ahead of Thursday’s exercise.
The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, might strike a deal with a former Deputy Governor of Osun State in a bid to win the state rerun.
Omisore is the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the election in which the candidate of the PDP, Senator Ademola Adeleke, came first with 254, 698 votes while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, came second with 254,345 votes.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has, however, said there would be rerun in some polling units where elections were cancelled.
The units, which were listed by the commission, are two in Orolu Local Government Area, one in Ife South Local Government Area, one in Ife North Local Government Area and one in Osogbo Local Government Area