Saturday, April 5, 2014

JUST IN: PDP Governorship Candidate In Osun State Emerges


The flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the upcoming August 9 governorship elections in Osun State has emerged.
According to Alhaji Adamu Aliero, the Chairman of the party's Gubernatorial Primary Organising Committee in the state, Senator Iyiola Omisore is the candidate.
Aliero said Omisore polled 1,128 votes to beat Olasunkanmi Akinlabi, who polled 35 votes and Mr Wole Oke, who got five votes.
Sen. Adetunji Adeleke, a former governor of the state, had on Friday withdrawn from the contest.
 * Sen. Iyiola Omisore has emerged as PDP flag bearer in Osun State governorship elections
Aliero said that 18 void votes were recorded in the election.
He advised the aspirants to come together and rally round the candidate in the interest of the party.
”The PDP is one big family and we should all pull resources together to ensure victory for the party in all elections.
“I want to thank all the delegates who participated in the election for their good conduct and sportsmanship,’’ Aliero said.
In an interview with newsmen after the declaration, Omisore said: “The next step is to reach out to my brothers who also participated in the race; this victory is for us all.
“The party will be made stronger through sincere reconciliation in the interest of all.
“The party will explore all democratic means to win the general election. We will not be provoked to violence."
Senator Omisore is a Chartered Engineer, a qualified Public Private Partnership practitioner and a frontline Nigerian Politician.
He served as the second elected Deputy Governor of Osun State, Nigeria from 1999-2002 on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy.
He was elected a member of the Nigerian Senate representing Osun East district from 2003 -2011; on the platform of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

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