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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Omisore Gives Condition For Backing PDP, APC

The candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, has given conditions upon which he will support another party in the scheduled rerun election.

Mr Omisore, who stands no chance of being declared winner of the election, said he would only support a party for Thursday’s supplementary election if such party will be willing to implement his election manifesto.

He gave the condition as the two leading political parties in the election, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), made efforts to reach a deal with him for the rerun.


Mr Omisore, who hails from Ife central local government, polled 128,049 votes to occupy the third place behind the APC candidate, Gboyega Oyetola.

Ademola Adeleke of the PDP scored the highest with 254,698 votes ahead of Mr Oyetola, who polled 254,345 votes.

The difference in the number of votes scored between the leading candidates is 353, a figure lower than the number of votes cancelled in seven polling units due to irregularities which totaled 3,498. This made the electoral commission, INEC, fix a supplementary election.

The supplementary election was called after INEC declared the election inconclusive on Sunday.

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