Osun Election: SDP Denies Alliance With APC

The Social Democratic Party (SDP), has denied entering into alliance with the All Progressive Congress (APC), for the former to help the latter win the Osun State governorship election.

The candidate of the SDP, Senator Iyiola Omisore, who came third in the election, had on Wednesday said his party had a deal with the APC to assist the ruling party win a supplementary election of the governorship election in the state.

Mr Omisore had turned down similar plea from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to pitch his tent with the APC.

The pact, Mr Omisore said was for the two parties to form the incoming government should the SDP help APC emerge victorious.

“We have accepted to support the APC for victory in the rerun election tomorrow and thereafter form a coalition government,” he said while addressing journalist at his country home.

NGPOLITICS also reported of how a former minister warned the SDP candidate to be mindful of his dealings with the APC.

Denying the pact, the national chairman of the SDP, Olu Falae, said he was not consulted before the decision was taken.

“I’m not aware of the decision of Senator Omisore to work for APC in the rerun election in Osun state and form a coalition government with the APC after the election,” Mr Falae said on Wednesday.

“I was not consulted by Omisore before he took the decision. Therefore, the SDP is not involved in such coalition,” he added.

The rerun will take place in four local government areas, one of which is Omisore’s stronghold.