Frustration has set in for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2014 governorship election in the state of Osun, Senator Iyiola Omisore on the leadership of the party viz-a-viz 2018 governorship election in the state.
CityMirrorNews gathered that Omisore’s influence and structures have diminished in the PDP, and none of the party leadership was in his support again.
Omisore and his deputy in the last governorship election, Honourbale Adejare Bello has also fallen apart and they no longer greet each other, owned to their differences on the party’s next congress and positions, it was learnt.
While Omisore was said to be insisting on running the 2018 governorship election under the PDP, larger percent of the party’s chieftains were opposing his ambition, declaring that the party would not field him for the election.
The PDP chieftains were opposing Omisore’s move on the ground that he could not win election for the party.
It was gathered that the PDP chieftains have perfected plan to ‘cut the hand’ of Omisore in the coming congress of the party, by ensuring that none of his candidate win any party office.
Omisore had also reportedly barred the PDP from using his house located opposite 7UP, Ogo-Oluwa area, Osogbo as the party’s secretariat again.
CityMirrorNews learnt that the leadership of the party has secured an apartment to be used as the PDP new secretariat in Osogbo, and it would be commission in few days to come.
The embattled Omisore has also threatened to dump the PDP and float a new party where he would contest the 2018 governorship election.
Sources close to Omisore confided in the medium that he has been technically frustrated out of the PDP with some of his loyalists showing disobedience to him.
Alternatively, Omisore might handed over the governorship ticket of the new party to former minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Jelili Adesiyan to contest the 2018 election to suit the rotation of governorship position in the state.
Adesiyan is from Ode-Omu, Osun West Senatorial District, whose turn is next to produce the 2018 governor, if the rotational/zoning arrangement is anything to go by.