Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo
Former Osun state deputy Senator Iyiola Omisore defected from the Social Democratic Party on Monday to join the ruling Congress of All Progressives.
Omisore was challenged in a 2018 Osun governance poll on the SDP platform, but entered into a coalition with the APC before a repeat of Sept. 28, an arrangement that led to the victory of APC candidate Adegboyega Oyetola.
Upon the return of democracy in 1999, Omisore, who ran on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy, was elected deputy governor of the time, the head of Bisi Akanda.
The duo, however, disbanded before the end of their term, and crises led to divisions in the House of Assembly as lawmakers tried to warn Omisore.
At the height of the crisis in 2001, a member of Ife Central in the House of Assembly, Odunayo Olagbaju, an ally of Omisore, was assassinated in Ile Ife.
Omisore was later implicated in 2002, and another Ile-Ife Indian woman, Sooko Adeleke Adewoyin, was nominated for a new deputy governor, while the former deputy joined the People’s Democratic Party.
Omisore, who was at his constituency 3, section 6, Moore, Ile-Ife, accompanied by the Deputy Governor of Osun, Benedict Alabi, the Chairman of the Osun APC, ‘Gboye Famoodun and his supporters, to select a membership card their new customers.
In his remark, Deputy Governor Benedict Alabi, praising Omisore for joining the APC, said, “I welcome the former Deputy Governor and Ile-Ife’s famous son, Senator Iyioli Omisore, to our party, the APC. Senator Omisore’s journey to the APC began in the September 2018 governor elections. ”
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