The Senate President of Nigeria and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stormed Ile-Ife on Monday afternoon to meet with the candidate of the Social Democratic Party of Nigeria (SDP) Senator Iyiola Omisore.
The leadership of the PDP revealed on Sunday that there were willing to strike a deal with Senator Iyiola Omisore, in a bid to win the re-run governorship elections slated for Thursday, September 27, 2018.
Omisore is the gubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the election in which the PDP candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, came first with 254, 698 votes while the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, came second with 254,345 votes.
The Independent National Electoral Commission declared th elections inconclusive and declared that there would be rerun in the polling units where elections were canceled.
The polling units listed by the commission are two in Orolu Local Government Area, one in Ife South Local Government Area, one in Ife North Local Government Area and one in Osogbo Local Government Area.
The visit of Saraki, who is the chairman of the party’s 85-member governorship campaign council in the state, confirm earlier reports that the PDP had already initiated discussions with Omisore towards winning the two units in his stronghold of Ife.
Apart from Omisore, the PDP are reportedly also planning to meet with candidates of other political partieswho had a “worthy outing” during Saturday’s election.
The candidates included Fatai Akinbade from African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Action Democratic Party’s Alhaji Moshood Adeoti.
Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, earlier tweeted he had spoken with Omisore on the need for the latter to support the PDP candidate in the rerun.