Senator Iyiola Omisore, a former deputy governor of Osun State has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He made the defection official when he registered as a member of the party in his Ward 6 St. Gabriel polling unit in Ile-Ife today.
His supporters also registered as members of the ruling party.
APC State Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun, who welcomed Omisore to the party, said his registration has proven wrong the rumour that Omisore was only deceiving the APC.
Famodun said Omisore’s official registration as an APC member would be of immense benefit to the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State and Nigeria at large.
In his remarks, Osun Deputy Governor Benedict Alabi said it gladdened his heart that Omisore, an erstwhile deputy governor of the state, had joined APC.
Alabi said that Omisore had since 2018 decided to team up with the APC.
“His (Omisore’s) support has brought progress and development to Ile-Ife which will also attract more infrastructure,” he said.
Mr Bashir Awotorebo, a former Minister of Water & Resources, said that Omisore’s registration with the APC marked a special day in Ile-Ife’s history.
Omisore, a former member of the Alliance for Democracy in 1999-2003, joined the Peoples Democratic Party in 2003 andd became a senator.
He quit the PDP in 2018 to contest the Osun governorship poll on the platform of the Social Democratic Party.
He emerged the second runner up in the tight poll and went into a coalition that gave APC the edge in the September 28, 2018 rerun.