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Omisore Drops Governorship Ambition Amid Pressure From PDP Leaders

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Senator Iyiola Omisore has dropped his gubernatorial ambition. According to information made available to Happenings, this development is the fall out of intense negotiation Senator Omisore had with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders in Osun state – and beyond.

Omisore was the party’s flag bearer in the last gubernatorial election in the state. But failed to stop the re-election bid of Governor Rauf Aregbesola after allegedly alienating “those who can make things happened” in his party by taking away their relevance and forced them to defect into the warm embrace of the opposition, All Progressive Congress (APC).

His loss turned the gain of Aregbesola who secured re-election. Omisore a top-level PDP chieftain had indicated interest to re-contest. And vowed not to step down for “anyone” as another gubernatorial election beckons in Osun state. “His lifelong dream is to become Governor of Osun state” a source asserted.

But fresh revelation has it that PDP stakeholders within and outside Osun state have made Omisore see reason why pursuing his lifelong ambition may not be in the interest of the party in Osun State.

Those concerned are said to have engaged the former deputy governor of Osun state in “serious negotiation” to determine better ways to protect his political interests. “The result is an agreement in principle that he would drop his gubernatorial ambition and support whoever emerges the party’s candidate” a source stated.

 

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