Omisore, not our member – SDP
NEWS DIGEST – Osun state chapter of Social Democratic Party (SDP) has said that Senator Iyiola Omisore, was not a card carrying member of the party.
The State Secretary of the party, Elder Femi Awe, told newsmen that the party has no record of Senator Omisore been a card carrying member of the Party
The secretary said: “In actual fact, Omisore has not personally or officially met the party leadership to express his interest of becoming a member. “We have a laid down procedure and rules in which an intending member must follow, which he has not done, not to talk
of submitting letter of intent to contest on our platform.”
Omisore, a former deputy governor of Osun state formally announced his switch to the SDP
from the Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday.
While announcing his exit from PDP, Omisore said: ”Our quest for an alternative political platform is basically in pursuit of a credible political structure that would guarantee that our people enjoy the benefits of accountable leadership at the state level from now.”
“Notwithstanding my enormous contributions over the past years or so to building the PDP, after very deep thought and the widest consultations with my God, my family, my supporters in and outside Osun state.
“It is with great concern that I have made a very expedient decision today, to withdraw my membership from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and join the Social Democratic Party (SDP); a party that believed in a balanced, equitable and truly functional Nigeria.
“On the platform of the SDP, I shall with the support of my supporters, followers, and the electorate of the state, seek the nomination to contest for, and by His grace, be elected as the Executive Governor of Osun state on September 22, 2018.”
Meanwhile, a governorship aspirant of the SDP in the state, Chief Yemisi Oladeji has promised to give Omisore a tough fight for the governorship ticket of the party.
Oladeji, in a statement on Sunday said the former Deputy Governor is not more than a “friend of SDP” in the state.
“This is just a wishful thinking brought about by certain elements trying to create confusion in the peaceful process of our party’s primaries.
From records available to us, Senator Omisore is not a member of SDP in Osun.
In his words: “I advise Chief Omisore to first and foremost, properly approach the party to regularise his membership, and until that is done, he is not a member of our party.”