Femi Fani-Kayode, a former aviation minister, has accused Iyiola Omisore of betrayal over his endorsement of Gboyega Isiaka in today’s re-run election in Osun State.
Mr Fani-Kayode said in a statement to that the Social Democratic Party candidate assured him on Tuesday that he would not back the All Progressives Congress in the re-run, describing the contrary action as shameful.
“Iyiola Omisore’s decision to support the APC in tomorrow’s rerun is shameful. It is sad that he would seek to deny Ile-Ife the position of Deputy Governor simply for money,” Mr Fani-Kayode said.
“He told me he would stand firm two days ago and he told our leader and father Baba Ayo Adebanjo the same thing last night.”
Mr Omisore sent ripples through the political circles in Osun State on Wednesday afternoon after telling reporters he had finally settled on Mr Oyetola.
He said the had been under pressure to support either Mr Adeleke or Mr Oyetola since it became widely acknowledged that either candidate may need his influence to triumph on Thursday.
After a broad consultation, Mr Omisore said he ultimately backed Mr Oyetola and the APC because both the party and the candidate hold political virtues that align more with the SDP.
But Mr Adebanjo rejected the claim by Mr Omisore, saying the former senator assured him Tuesday night that he will support only the PDP candidate.
“He told me last night that he will not support the APC, that only the PDP candidate will be supported because we all want to see the APC out off power across Nigeria,” FFK said on Wednesday night.