WITH hours to the re-run of Osun State governorship election, chances of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the poll received as boost on Wednesday as the candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Iyiola Omisore, says his party is set to form an alliance with the APC for the rerun election.
Omisore who had been approached by leaders of both APC and PDP for his support in the Thursday re-run election told journalists in Ile-Ife that his decision to work with the APC was based on the condition he gave earlier for his support.
He explained that he had said he would only support any party (between PDP and APC) that is ready to uphold SDP’s core values.
Omisore had earlier tweeted on Wednesday that the people of Osun State “should go with any political party that believes in what we in the SDP stand for, good governance, social justice and accountability.”
He noted that his alliance is with the people of Osun state irrespective of the political party they belong saying “I have told the parties that solicited for my support to approach electorates and ask for their mandate.”
The governor-elect of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday led other party chiefs to Omisore’s house seeking his support for the Thursday’s re-run election.
On Monday, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki was the first to lead leaders of PDP to Ile Ife to lobby the SDP candidate to support the opposition party in the re-run election.