Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Atakunmosa West Local Government Council of Osun State has dumped the party’s gubernatorial candidate in the just concluded governorship election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, and endorsed the candidature of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Francis Adenigba Fadahunsi, as their choice to support in the forthcoming general election.
The party chairman in the area, Chief Joshua Ogunleye, who made this known to newsmen when Adenigba Fadahunsi and his team visited his home in Osu said the party was done with Senator Iyiola Omisore in the area.
He explained that the deal that SDP in the local government had with Omisore terminated with the last gubernatorial election and pledged commitment to Fadahunsi’s ambition at the poll.
He stressed that the SDP is ready to work with the PDP candidate to ensure victory at the poll.
Chief Ogunleye recalled how he was attacked at the collation centre during 2015 senatorial election and how he had to appear at the tribunal to defend Fadahunsi’s victory.
The SDP leader then solicited for the support of his followers for the PDP candidate, noting he is capable of transforming the zone.
In his response, Prince Fadahunsi recalled past dealings with Ogunleye and commended his host for his commitment to the welfare of his people.
Fadahunshi assured him that his place in PDP is always secured, and that the party would continue to accord him respect.
The former customs boss who also pleaded with SDP leaders to return to PDP, said: “Please, let’s return home and together, we shall rescue our land from the invaders.”
The event was witnessed by the local and ward Executive of the SDP in Atakumosa East local government.