PDP Presidential Aspirant and Former VP, Atiku Abubakar has reportedly met with Dr. Iyiola Omisore, the governorship candidate of the Social democratic Party, SDP in the ongoing Osun state Elections.
Omisore has been holding meetings with both officials of the APC and PDP due to the Declaration of Saturday’s Gubernatorial Election as ‘Inconclusive’ due to electoral malpractices in some areas. Omisore happens to have influence in those areas.
Until May, Omisore was in the PDP, but he left after it was clear the party’s power brokers had settled to hand the governorship ticket to Ademola Adeleke, brother of the late Isiaka Adele, who had himself defected to the PDP after the All Progressives Congress (APC) failed to hand him the ticket for the senatorial bye-election to replace his brother, who had died in April 2017.
PDP leaders notably Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, and Abiodun Olujimi, the Senator representing Ekiti South at the National Assembly have been visiting Omisore in Osun State in a bid to convince him to pass on his supporters to PDP, a scenario that would likely bring Omisore’s former party, and Adeleke his political adversary, to power.
A source privy to details of the meeting said; “Atiku had first of all spoken to him on the phone yesterday, but the former Vice President traveled to Osogbo this afternoon to physically meeting with him.
I won’t tell you specifically what went down at the meeting but I can generally tell you that it was all about convincing Omisore to work for the APC ahead of the rerun. Some offers have been made but we’d see how it goes.”
Atiku Abubakar also confirmed this on his official twitter handle.