Omisore registers as APC member in Osun

Published February 16, 2021

Bola Bamigbola , OsogboA former Osun State Deputy, Senator Iyiola Omisore , on Monday defected from the Social Democratic Party to join the ruling All Progressives Congress.Omisore contested the 2018 Osun governorship poll on the platform of SDP , but went into a coalition with the APC before the September 28 rerun , the arrangement which led to the victory of the APC candidate , Adegboyega Oyetola .At the return of democracy in 1999 , Omisore , running on the platform of Alliance for Democracy , was elected deputy to the then governor , Chief Bisi Akande .The duo however fell apart before the end of their tenure and the crises led to division in the House of Assembly , as the lawmakers attempted to impeach Omisore .At the peak of the crisis in 2001 , the member representing Ife Central in the House of Assembly, Odunayo Olagbaju , an ally of Omisore , was murdered in Ile Ife .Omisore was later impeached in 2002 , and another Ile- Ife indigene, Sooko Adeleke Adewoyin, was nominated as the new deputy governor , while the ex -deputy moved to the Peoples Democratic Party.Omisore , who was at his Polling Unit 3 , Ward 6 , Moore, Ile -Ife , in company of Osun State Deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi , Osun APC caretaker chairman , ‘ Gboyega Famoodun and his supporters , to pick membership card of his new party.In his remarks, the deputy governor , Benedict Alabi while commending Omisore for joining APC , said, “ I want to welcome former deputy governor and illustrious son of Ile- Ife, Senator Iyiola Omisore to our party, APC . Senator Omisore ’ s journey to APC started in the September 2018 governorship election .”

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