*he is “a patriotic Nigerian and a loyal politician” – Gov Oyetola
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore on Monday finally joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at his as he registered with the party on Monday at his St. Gabriel Polling Unit 003, in Ife-East Local Government area of the state.
Speaking , Senator Omisore said the decision to join the ruling party was taken in the interest of the progress and development of the country in general and Osun in particular and that his defection was also informed by the tremendous achievements of the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in the State.
Governor Gboyega Oyetola while speaking commended Senator Omisore for his resolve to join the progressives’ family.
Represented by his deputy governor, Mr Benedict Alabi, described Senator Omisore as ” a patriotic Nigerian and a loyal politician”, said his decision to join the ruling party has justified his love and passion for the progress and transformation of the State.
Governor Oyetola expressed confidence in the ability of Senator Omisore to give his best to elevate the party, said, Omisore’s journey to APC started in 2018 when he displayed a high sense of sportsmanship to support the progressive party during the guber polls, saying, “Omisore has no doubt displayed a high sense of sincerity and honesty”,
Osun APC Caretaker Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun while welcoming Senator Omisore to APC commended him for taking the bold step to join the ruling party and assured him of equity and fairness in the management of the party.
Prince Famodun maintained that Senator Omisore formal defection to the APC has confirmed his passion and love for the progressive government, saying, “I use this opportunity to congratulate the people of Ife and Osun in general and to formally welcome our Senator into APC. What he has done today has finally put to rest the insinuations that he is not part of us. This will be the beginning of a new dawn in our party and our dear State. We are happy to receive him warmly into the progressives’ family”, he added.
Chairman of Osun APC Membership Registration and Revalidation Committee, Mr. Femi Odufowokan while speaking tasked Senator Omisore and his followers to use their strengths to orchestrate more fortunes for the ruling party.
Senator Omisore who was the Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate in the state during the 2018 election was accompanied to the registration and revalidation exercise centre by Chieftains of APC led by the Caretaker state Chairman of the party, Prince Gboyega Famodun as well as APC leaders
Others with Senator Omisore at the registration exercise included Osun state deputy governor and other political office holders in the state from across Ifeland.