The national chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Chief Olu Falae has categorically declined any coalition with the All Progressive’s Congress in today’s Osun state rerun election.
After the ruling party’s Leaders, including the national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, Ekiti state governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, Oyo and Kano state governors among others wooed the SDP gubernatorial candidate, Iyiola Omisore to their camp in support to win election on Thursday, the latter decided to throw his influence for the APC against PDP in the election today.
Two of the four LGAs of rerun election are Omisore’s stronghold – that being Ife north and south.
After APC agreed to his terms, he was quoted thus yesterday:
“We have accepted to support the APC for victory in the rerun election tomorrow and thereafter form a coalition government.”
Olu Falae, national chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), says he was not consulted before Iyiola Omisore entered into an alliance with the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Osun state governorship rerun election.
Omisore, candidate of the SDP who came third in the inconclusive election, had turned down the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to pitch his tent with the APC.
But Falae insists that he was not notified about Omisore’s decision.
He said: “I’m not aware of the decision of Senator Omisore to work for APC in the rerun election in Osun state and form a coalition government with the APC after the election.
“I was not consulted by Omisore before he took the decision. Therefore, the SDP is not involved in such coalition.”