A former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has claimed that his exit from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, led to its death in Osun State.
Omisore said his popularity will earn him a big success in the September 22 governorship election in the state.
The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) said this during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
“I am the most popular candidate in Osun State now,” he said.
“The issue is that Osun politics is Omisore and others.
“Like I said, you don’t just do a bedroom analysis or beer parlour analysis; let us wait and see the result of the election,” he added.
The former deputy governor, who left the opposition party for SDP in May this year has been criticised by PDP members in the state for his defection.
Senator Omisore said, “Since I left the PDP, PDP in Osun State has been dead. The point is that Omisore was PDP in Osun State and the PDP was Omisore.”
“The point I left was the fact that I foresaw lack of internal democracy,” he claimed, adding “our convention was held, party officers were chosen; the National Working Committee (NWC) now cancelled all convention decisions against the Supreme Court judgement.”
“The people determine their leader, the people determine who is popular, the people determine who is credible,” said Omisore.
“I’m not desperate, if not I won’t go to any party. The people of Osun State have an interest in Omisore, not any party.”