Yesterday, the Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, visited the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Senator Iyiola Omisore, in Ile Ife to woo him ahead of the rerun holding in seven polling units in four local government areas of Osun State on Thursday.
Fayemi, who accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari, on his trip to the United Nations General Assembly, was instructed to return to Nigeria to meet with Omisore in order to seek his support for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, in the rerun poll.
Omisore was said to have received the APC delegates well and they discussed the issue of the rerun poll but the outcome of the meeting was still sketchy as of the time of filing this report.
A source close to Fayemi told Punch correspondent that the Ekiti State Governor-elect visited the Ife-born politician and the discussion was fruitful.
Omisore had suddenly become the darling of the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, who are desperately in need of votes from 3,498 registered voters that would determine who succeeds Governor Rauf Aregbesola on November 27.“Dr Kayode Fayemi went to discuss with Senator Omisore in Ife. The meeting is not unconnected with the rerun poll. Dr Fayeni travelled to the US with President Buhari to attend the UN General Assembly and it was Buhari that asked him to return home to hold a meeting with Omisore on the matter. One vote is very important in this election, so every vote is important and that is the reason for the visit.”
The President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, had on Monday visited Omisore for the same reason and he also said the meeting was fruitful and was confident that the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke, would win on Thursday.
Omisore is considered to be very important in this rerun election especially at Garage Olode in Ife South Local Government Area where his father, Oba Olajide Omisore, is the monarch.