A former Deputy Governor of Osun, Sen. Iyiola Omisore has announced his
defection from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to Social Democratic
Omisore, who announced his defection in a statement made available to
newsmen in Osogbo on Sunday, said he would contest the Sept. 22
governorship election on the platform of SDP.
“Our quest for an alternative political platform is basically in pursuit
of a credible political structure that would guarantee that our people
enjoy the benefits of accountable leadership at the state level from now.
“Notwithstanding my enormous contributions over the past years or so to
building the PDP, after very deep thought and the widest consultations
with my God, my family, my supporters in and outside Osun state,
“It is with great concern that I have made a very expedient decision
today, to withdraw my membership from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
and join the Social Democratic Party (SDP); a party that believed in a
balanced, equitable and truly functional Nigeria.
“On the platform of the SDP, I shall with the support of my supporters,
followers, and the electorate of the state, seek the nomination to contest
for, and by His grace, be elected as the Executive Governor of Osun state
on September 22, 2018.” the statement stated.