The Social Democratic Party has distanced itself from the decision of the party’s candidate in the Osun State governorship election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, to back the All Progressives Congress for the rerun election on Thursday (today).
Omisore had after series of meetings with the leadership of the APC, including its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; and Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, declared support for the ruling party, both in the state and at the federal level.
There had been struggle for Omisore’s support by both the APC and Peoples Democratic Party considering the fact that the bulk of the votes for the rerun election are from his strongholds.
However, the SDP has distanced itself from Omisore’s position.
It said in a statement by its National Secretary, Alhaji Alfa Mohammed: “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.”