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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will suffer defeat in the Osun state governorship rerun election even if he gets the support of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate, Iyiola Omisore.
Kunle Oyatomi, the director of publicity, research and strategy of the APC in Osun made the statement on Tuesday, September 25, when reacting to reports that Senator Bukola Saraki had visited Omisore to woo him ahead of the Thursday, September 27, rerun poll holding in seven polling units in four local government areas of the state.
The APC chieftain said Adeleke’s chances in the election were slim because the PDP governorship aspirant was the least educated and qualified candidate.
“They know that the PDP candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, can’t win on the popular votes. First, he is the least educated and qualified candidate Osun has ever raised in its history of the political contest,”the APC said.
“The fraud that brought him to this level (manipulation of card readers and purchase of PVC of ill-informed voters) that we are now discussing him as a potential governor, marks us as essentially an illiterate and backward democracy.
Meanwhile, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in the September 22 governorship election in Osun state, Chief Iyiola Omisore, has reportedly agreed to work with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the rerun election scheduled for Thursday, September 27.
The deal was sealed after a meeting between Chief Omisore and an APC powerful delegation team led by its national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, in Osogbo early Wednesday, September 26.
Also in the team are Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo, Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa, Governor Abdulahi Ganduje of Kano and Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun. Others are the governor-elect of Ekiti state, Dr Kayode Fayemi; minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; and deputy speaker of the House of Representatives; Alhaji Yusuf Lasun.