One of the national leaders of the Social Democratic Party, Chief Olu Falae, has kicked against Senator Iyiola Omisore’s support for the All Progressives Congress,APC, and consequently pledged support for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke, in the rerun election holding on Thursday.
The spokesperson of Adeleke Campaign Organisation, Mr Olawale Rasheed reveals that Falae, while speaking to Adeleke on Wednesday had expressed displeasure on the step taken by Omisore.
He said, “Senator Ademola Adeleke won the last Saturday’s election without the support of Omisore and he is going to win again tomorrow.
“Our strength is not with any leader but in the people. We believe the people will reaffirm the mandate they already gave to Senator Adeleke.
“The spirit of national coalition remains and the spirit is that the SDP, PDP and others will unite to fight for the 2019 elections. The party did not authorise Omisore to support the APC. Omisore is on his own.”
Also, the National Publicity Secretary of the SDP, Alhaji Alfa Mohammed, in a statement denied the party’s involvement in Omisores decision to join APC in Thursday’s rerun.
The statement reads: “The SDP will 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.
“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.”