SDP Disowns Iyiola Omisore After His Alliance With APC
Ahead of Thursday’s rerun election, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) had distanced itself from the coalition that its candidate in the Osun State governorship election, Iyiola Omisore, entered with the All Progressives Congress (APC).
SDP said it was not part of the conclusions reached by Omisore and the APC. This was declared in a terse statement issued by Alhaji Alfa Mohammed, its National Publicity Secretary.
“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.”
“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.”
Omisore had announced his readiness to work with the APC earlier on Wednesday, 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”.
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate said APC had agreed to adopt SDP’s manifestos in forming a coalition government with SDP in Osun State against the re-run election.