THE GENESIS OF THE OSUN APC CRISIS
We trace the Osun crisis right from it genesis
The build up to the conflict in Osun could be traced back to the last gubernatorial election in the state. The way and manner the present governor came to power aligned his loyalty with some parties that doesn't resonate with the Aregbesola camp.
After the September 22, 2018 governorship election, Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led with 254,698 votes ahead of Oyetola who polled 254,345 votes.
Iyiola Omisore came a distant third with 128,049 votes but soon became the beautiful bride to help his two leading rivals after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the election inconclusive on the ground that the 353 votes margin between Adeleke and Oyetola was lower than the number of cancelled votes (3,498) in seven polling units.
INEC scheduled a rerun for September 27, 2018 and Omisore declared his support for APC. Following Omisore's support, Oyetola won the rerun with 462 votes.
By the time Oyetola was going to make appointments, he made the running mate to Omisore in the election, Lawal Olayemi, the Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Special Needs. Omisore has since become a key adviser to Oyetola.
We understands that the appointment and many others didn't go well with the Aregbesola’s camp and they accused the governor of neglecting his predecessor.
The involvement and contributions of Senator Omisore didn't go down well with the Aregbesola's who have been relegated to the background since the former deputy governor joined the party.
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