Sources from Abuja on Sunday said the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might strike a deal with Iyiola Omisore, in an effort to win the state rerun slated for Thursday.
Iyiola Omisore is the gubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Osun State during the Saturday elections with PDP topping with 254,698 votes and the All Progressive Alliance (APC) a close second with 254,345 votes.
The PDP is also reported to be planning to meet with the candidates of other political parties such as African Democratic Congress’ (ADC) Fatai Akinbade and Action Democratic Party’s (ADP) Alhaji Moshood Adeoti.
It was learned that Olagunsoye Oyinlola who was a former Governor of the state would be involved in discussions with Akinbade.
Oyinlola, it was learned, would prevail on Akinbade, who served as the secretary to the state government while the former military administrator was the governor of the state, to support the deal.
Sources also reported that the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, who also heads the party’s 85-member governorship campaign council in the state, would be involved in the negotiations.
It is believed that the Saraki’s efforts will help buoy the mood whilst reassuring the various parties to work with Adeleke in order to ensure victory during the rerun.
The source said, “We will involve Saraki in our meetings with these men. We cannot afford to lose the election in the state.
“Then, don’t forget that we have a working relationship with all the opposition political parties under the umbrella called Coalition of United Political Parties. We will invoke the spirit behind that.”
Secondus appealed to the aspirants to cooperate with the PDP to “rescue the nation, starting from Osun State, from the grip of a party that is not sensitive to the plight of the citizens”.