Barely a month before the governorship election that will take place in Osun State, western Nigeria, on 9 August, 2014, an uncle to Iyoola Omisore, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has declared that his nephew cannot defeat the incumbent governor, Rauf Aregbesola.
PMNEWS reports that Ipoola Omisore, who is the lawmaker representing Ifako-Ijaiye Constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, stated that for his nephew to govern Osun State he would have to return to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
According to the senior Omisore, Iyoola lost his chance to become governor of Osun when he moved to PDP from the Alliance for Democracy, AD, the party on which platform he became the Deputy Governor in the administration of Bisi Akande in the state.
The newspaper recalled that Iyoola left the AD in a desperate bid to rule Osun State.
The 65-year-old lawmaker said the defection of the former deputy governor to the PDP was his undoing because since he defected, he had not achieved that goal of becoming the governor of the state.
Ipoola, who is the Chairman of the House Committee on Special Duties and House Services, said his nephew is not as bad as being portrayed, but that he must return to the progressives, which he called “home.”