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Osun Rerun Election: SDP Disowns Omisore’s Alliance With APC

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The Social Democratic Party (SDP) yesterday distanced itself from the coalition that Iyiola Omisore, its candidate in the Osun State governorship election, entered with the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of today’s rerun.

In a terse statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Alfa Mohammed, said Omisore acted on his own accord without the leadership of party in the state’s approval.

“The Social Democratic Party (SDP) would like to make it categorically clear that the National Leadership of the party was not part of the recent developments involving our party’s gubernatorial candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore of Osun State, and the conclusions arrived at,” read the statement.

“We remain irrevocably committed to serving the Nigerian people on the basis of the vision, principles and goals of social democracy which underlie the philosophy of our great party, the SDP.”

Earlier on Wednesday, Omisore had announced his readiness to work with the APC ahead of the rerun, saying the decision was made “after due consultations with the party leadership and members in all the 30 local government areas of Osun State”.

He said APC had agreed to adopt SDP’s manifestos in “forming a coalition government with SDP in Osun State”.

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