An insider within the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has revealed that PDP is offering the sum of N2 Billion to Mr. Iyiola Omisore, for him to support Senator Ademola Adeleke, PDP governorship candidate in the September 22 election in Osun.
The move is one of the many political antics to kick out the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) from office in the upcoming election.
Omisore, who was said to have rejected the offer was quoted to have said that PDP should support his ambition instead.
Iyiola Omisore, a former senator, decamped to SDP after he failed to secure PDP ticket.
Since APC reclaimed its mandate from PDP in 2010, the party under the leadership of Governor Rauf Aregbesola has technically killed PDP.
PDP was seen as better alternative to APC until Omisore angrily left the party to join another party where his 2018 governorship ambition will be guaranteed.
There were series of meeting aimed at persuading Omisore not to leave PDP after he failed to secure PDP governorship ticket.
Omisore later secured SDP governorship ticket ion July 20, 2018 after polling 123,485 votes, defeating his two other challengers: Otunba Yemisi Oladeji, 1,802 votes; and Barrister Munrudeen Atanda, 1,637 votes.
Who is paying Iyiola Omisore N2 Billion for forget his governorship ambition?
Sources within SDP said major stakeholders within the PDP are making a “contributory fund” to ensure the success of its candidate Ademola Adeleke.
Unconfirmed report says The Adeleke Empire had during campaign promised to pay all the arrears and salaries owed civil servants in the state if Ademola Adeleke won the September 22, 2018 governorship election.
One of the the strongest billionaire voices in the family is Mr. Adedeji Adeleke, the father of Nigeria’s music sensation Davido.
Though Adedeji Adeleke isn’t popular in the media, he’s one of the few allies of African richest man Aliko Dangote.
Ademola Adeleke came to political limelight after the death of his brother and former Osun State civilian governor Isiaka Adeleke in April 23, 2017 in a controversial circumstances.
Isiaka Adeleke was an APC serving senator until his death. He was instrumental to Aregbesola’s second term election victory.
But things went awry between the Adelekes and APC when it was time to conduct a bye election to fill vacant Osun West senatorial seat.
Ademola Adeleke came forward while Aregbesola preferred Mudashiru Hussein, a former senator.
Ademola left APC for PDP and eventually won the election.
Can Iyiola Omisore win the Osun 2018 Governorship Election?
He doesn’t stand a chance of winning in Osun West and Osun Central, while in his major political territory, Osun East, has loads of accusations hanging on his neck.
Osun East majorly comprises of The Ifes and Ijesas, and the Ile-Ife born politician has boasted that he WILL win the Osun 2018 election with no stress.
“I’m very sure that I am going to emerge victorious in the coming gubernatorial election, as no any of the other party’s candidate is viable enough to compete with me,” he was quoted as saying by the Vanguard Newspapers
One of the accusations Iyiola Omisore will forever be remembered for is his alleged involvement in the cruel murder of a former old Oyo State governor and former minister Chief Bola Ige, who was killed in his Ibadan-home in December 23, 2001.
That hasn’t dissuaded Omisore from seeking election, as he once won an election while he was in police net, defeating a serving senator, Moji Akinfenwa in 2003.
Iyiola Omisore governorship ambition
Osun 2018 governorship election isn’t Omisore’s first plan to occupy Abere Government Office.
In August 9, 2014, he ran for governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), but lost to Rauf Aregbesola who was the incumbent governor.
Civil servants and Osun election
Civil servants in the state have been threatening to massively vote out APC, a party that has been paying them half salaries for more than 24 months.
The election is less than two weeks away. While APC is entering the election with half salary crisis and billions of Naira debit, SDP is banking on APC lapses to gain an upper hand, and PDP is banking on civil servants, who are have been promised payment of their owed salaries if Adeleke won.