The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Osun State governorship election, Iyiola Omisore has agreed to work for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party in Thursday’s rerun election.
AN24 can report that the development is coming few hours after Omisore had in a statement on Wednesday by his media aide, Jide Fakorede, told his supporters to vote any political party that believes in what the SDP stands for.
The former Osun deputy governor had said he would “not negotiate for personal gains and abandon my people”.
However, Omisore has now made a U-turn after his media aide had issued a statement stating that the senator asked his supporters to vote for the candidate of their choice.
Addressing journalists at his residence on Wednesday, he said: “We have accepted to support the APC for victory in the rerun election tomorrow and thereafter form a coalition government.”
Omisore said the decision to work with the APC was based on the condition he gave earlier for his support.
The former lawmaker had said he would only support any party (between PDP and APC) that is ready to uphold SDP’s core values.
Omisore said he informed both the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of his conditions.
The conditions include a pledge to ensure motivation of workers in the state, payment of salary arrears in the first three months in office, equity in infrastructure provision across the state, the adoption of a local content policy for all projects in the state. He also wants traditional rulers to be made more relevant.