The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has renounced the coalition that Iyiola Omisore, its candidate in the Osun State governorship election, entered with the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of Thursday’s rerun election in Osun State.
Recall that yesterday, Omisore announced his willingness to work with the APC ahead of the rerun, “after due consultations with the party leadership and members in all the 30 local government areas of Osun State”, he claimed.
He said his commitment to work with APC is because APC has agreed to espouse SDP’s manifestos in “forming a coalition government with SDP in Osun State”.
However, in a brief statement by the National Publicity Secretary, of SDP, Alhaji Alfa Mohammed, the party, denied being part of the conclusions reached by Omisore and the APC.
“The Social Democratic Party (SDP) would like to make it categorically clear that the National Leadership of the party was not part of the recent developments involving our party’s gubernatorial candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore of Osun State, and the conclusions arrived at,” He said.
“We remain irrevocably committed to serving the Nigerian people on the basis of the vision, principles and goals of social democracy which underlie the philosophy of our great party, the SDP.”He added.