Senator Iyiola Omisore has emerged the flagbearer of the Social Democratic Party, (SDP)n the forthcoming Governorship election in Osun State. Party faithfuls and supporters storm the streets in major towns of Osogbo, Ile Ife, Iwo among others to express their love for the victor who has become a common household figure in the politics of Osun state.
According to the result announced by Professor Rufai Ahmed Alkali led committee in the presence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials and the assigned representatives of all the security agencies in the State ,Omisore polled 123,485 votes to defeat his rivals, Yemisi Oladeji and Kehinde Atanda, who scored 1,802 and 1,637 votes respectively.
Meanwhile, the attention of the National secretariat of the Social Democratic Party, SDP has been drawn to a fake news earlier posted in the social media erroneously suggesting that one of the aspirants in the primary election, Kehinde Atanda had emerged the winner of the election.
In a statement signed Mr. Alfa Mohammed ,the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of SSP , the said said story ,which is the handwork of mischief makers indicates that the election took place at the party secretariat Osogbo and that the said aspirant polled 271 votes to defeat the other two aspirants Yemisi and Senator Omisore ,who were said to have polled 13 and 8 votes respectively.
For avoidance of doubts, all the SDP primary elections nation wide are being conducted through direct primary election where all registered members of the party are allowed to choose the party flag bearers. Therefore, the Osun state primary election couldn’t have taken place in the party office.
Secondly, the former State Chairman, Chief Ademola who was reported to have conducted the election had lost his seat following his suspension and subsequent election of new Executive committee at a state congress held in Osogbo on 7th July 2018.