A former deputy governor of Osun State and candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) during the 2018 gubernatorial elections in the state, Iyiola Omisore, has said he is fully in support of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming general elections.
Naija News learnt that Omisore said this on Thursday when the governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, paid a “thank you visit” across Ile Ife.
“God made (the) relationship between me and the APC possible. Osun is one now and Ife remains the source from where all of draws our strength.”I don’t have to tell anybody that I am with the party. Any wise person should know where I belong.”
Naija News however recalled that the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, had earlier suspended Iyiola Omisore, for one year over his alliance with the All Progressives Congress at the rerun stage of the polls.
Mr Omisore maintained that the support he gave to the APC during the Osun elections rerun still remains intact, in 2019.
Reacting to this promise, Mr Oyetola said the relationship between Mr Omisore and APC is the work of God.
He promised to create employment for Ife Youths and infrastructural development.
The governor further canvassed for the support of Ife in the coming election.
Mr Omisore’s party, SDP, came third in the last Osun gubernatorial election, Naija News recalls.
Delegates from the two major parties, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the APC, held separate meetings with him to seek his support in the rerun that took place after the main election.
Mr Omisore later threw his weight behind APC on the claims that the party agreed to adopt his plans for the state.