Senator Iyiola Omisore, a former Deputy Governor of Osun state, has decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the Social Democratic Party, SDP.
He said he intends to contest for the September 22, 2018 Osun state gubernatorial election on the platform of his new party.
Omisore, in a statement released on Sunday in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, said he left the PDP because he needed a credible party to run for governor.
“Engaging and working with like-minded leadership, we have sought for an alternative platform that will assure both credible and legitimacy that will rescue Osun state from its current reckless misrule. Our quest for an alternative political platform is basically in pursuit of a credible political structure that would guarantee that our people enjoy the benefits of accountable leadership at the state level from now,” the statement reads.
“Notwithstanding my enormous contributions over the past years or so to building the PDP, after very deep thought and the widest consultations with my God, my family, my supporters in and outside Osun state, It is with great concern that I have made a very expedient decision today, to withdraw my membership from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and join the Social Democratic Party (SDP); a party that believed in a balanced, equitable and truly functional Nigeria.”
“While I have always regarded the entire state as my constituency, as a democrat, I will continue to align with the forces of change that would guarantee justice, prosperity, peace and happiness for our peoples,” Omisore said.