The defection of the former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Otunba Iyiola Omisore is a big blow to the Osun state Chapter of the Peoples Democratic party PDP. Otunba Omisore had earlier formed coalition with the Ruling All Progressives Congress APC in the State. Otunba Iyiola Omisore along with his People formed the coalition with the All Progressives Congress APC in the state to win the Governorship Polls in the State.
It should be recalled that the last Governorship Polls that brought Governor Oyetola into Power was declared inconclusive and the Independence National Electoral Commission INEC declared to conduct the rerun election in some Polling units in the state where the All Progressives Congress APC solicit for Otunba Iyiola Omisore's help.
Omisore's intervention was very timely and it helped Oyetola to win the rerun election. Oyetola won the Governorship election with the help of Omisore in the state. Otunba Iyiola Omisore formed the coalition with the All Progressives Congress then but he didn't officially defect to the All Progressives Congress.
Though Both the All Progressives Congress APC and the Peoples Democratic party PDP were soliciting for Omisore's assistance in the last rerun Governorship Polls in the State. Both the PDP and the APC sent their delegates Otunba Iyiola Omisore but Omisore finally succumbed to the All Progressives Congress APC Plea and he supported Oyetola who Happened To be the APC candidate in the state.
The coalition that Otunba Iyiola Omisore formed with the Leaders of the All Progressives Congress APC is quite different from the defection. For the fact that Omisore worked for the Party in the last Governorship Polls doesn't mean he is an automatic member of the Party but now that he has defected to the APC fully, he is now a bonafide member of APC.
Omisore's Defection, A Big Blow To Osun PDP.
The Peoples Democratic party PDP Osun state Chapter, will suffer for the defection of Otunba Iyiola Omisore. Many of the PDP members that defected along with Otunba Iyiola Omisore to the Social Democratic party SDP. It should be recalled that Omisore was formerly an SDP member before he formed the coalition with the APC Leaders.
Initially, The Peoples Democratic party PDP don't think Otunba Omisore will defect to the All Progressives Congress APC. The Leaders think Omisore will only formed the coalition but his mind still remain in the SDP and his heart can be easily won back into the Party but now that Omisore has finally defected to the APC, the PDP Leaders will feel his defection negatively.
Otunba Iyiola Omisore has been the leader that uphold the Peoples Democratic party PDP in Ife-Ijesha axis. The Peoples Democratic party PDP don't have formidable Leaders like Omisore in Ife-Ijesha axis. Therefore Omisore's Defection will hit the Party.
It should be recalled that Otunba Iyiola Omisore had earlier been given total freedom by the Federal Government. Otunba Omisore was restricted from Traveling abroad for the fact that he was being indicted by the Economic And Financial Crime commission EFCC. All his accounts that were freeze have been freed. Omisore himself has been enjoying the total freedom as he formed the coalition before he finally defected.
The PDP will feel Omisore's impact in Osun State and the Party should start working seriously now to fill the gap created by the Omisore exit from the Party. The Party Leaders should start looking for the alternative ahead the 2022 Governorship Polls.
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