Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has berated the decision of the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Iyiola Omisore, to support the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun governorship rerun election scheduled for Thursday.
In a statement made available on Wednesday, Fani-Kayode described Omisore’s decision to pitch his tent with APC as “shameful”, just as he noted that the latter did it “simply for money.
The former aviation minister firmly stated that Omisore had told him that “he would stand firm two days ago”, same thing he was said to have told Chief Ayo Adebanjo on Tuesday night.
Following the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the election as inconclusive, Omisore’s home had become a Mecca of sorts as he was visited by various stakeholders in the PDP and APC, who sought his support to win in the rerun election. He, however, eventually embraced the APC’s offer for collaboration.
Expressly stating his disappointment, Fani-Kayode said: “Iyiola Omisore’s decision to support the APC in tomorrow’s rerun is shameful. It is sad that he would seek to deny Ile-Ife the position of Deputy Governor simply for money.
“He told me he would stand firm two days ago and he told our leader and father Baba Ayo Adebanjo the same thing last night. I do not know what has turned his head but we shall forge ahead and by God’s grace Adeleke will win.
“There is no excuse or justification for joining or supporting those who treated our people like filth and slaves over the last eight years, and who rigged last Saturday’s election.”