In a deft political move to ensure that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wins the Thursday rerun election to conclude the governorship election in Osun State, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki yesterday met with Senator Iyiola Omisore at his country home in Ile-Ife to seek his support for the party.
Speaking with newsmen after a closed door meeting with Omisore, Saraki said he came to solicit for Omisore’s support over the rerun adding that they agreed in principle with Omisore’s conditions to get his support for the exercise.
According to him, Omisore was a major stakeholder in Osun and therefore central to peace, growth, development and good government in Osun.
“We had a fruitful discussion with Senator Omisore. He used to be with us. And we believe he is helping us now. I am optimistic of a good outing for PDP.
“After meeting with him, I am more optimistic now that with his support, PDP will win. We are confident of a good outing. I am more confident now.
“I was hard on INEC because it declared Osun poll inconclusive after doing a good job. The issue of vote buying was at the front burner but that was reduced to the bearers minimum as against what we witnessed during Ekiti poll.
“At the end of the day, the poll was again declared inconclusive. That has takeen away all commendations that should have gone the way of INEC.”
Saraki however expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party will win the election and Senator Ademola Adeleke declared winner of the election.
He said Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) failed to get his full commendations because Osun poll was declared inconclusive.
Speaking, Omisore said he would be willing to support any political party that would implement his agenda of good governance, payment of full salaries to workers and prompt payment of pensioner’s allowances.
Omisore said: “I have given my programmes to both APC and PDP. My programme is like this; payment of salaries and pensions. Good governance is what is important to me.
“Anyone between the two that will do that will get my support. I am passionate about Osun and my interest is the welfare of the people of this state. I have told those sent to me. At the appropriate time, we will tell you where we are going.”
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