The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has distanced itself from 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.
In a terse statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Alfa Mohammed, SDP said it was not part of the conclusions reached 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,” read the statement.
“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.”
Earlier on Wednesday, Omisore had announced his readiness to work with the APC ahead of the rerun, saying the decision was made “after due consultations with the party leadership and members in all the 30 local government areas of Osun State”.
He said APC had agreed to adopt SDP’s manifestos in “forming a coalition government with SDP in Osun State”.