The Social Democratic Party (SDP), Osun State Chapter, has said that Sen. Iyiola Omisore is just an admirer and not a member of the party.
The State Chairman of the party, Chief Ademola Ishola, made this remarks at a press conference held in Osogbo on Monday.
Ishola said the party has not received Omisore officially in the state, explaining that the process of becoming a member of the party, in line with the dictates of the party’s constitution, requires familiarisation and registration from the ward to the local government level.
According to him, none of the processes of registration as a member has been fulfilled by Omisore.
The chairman further carpeted the former state deputy governor for jumping the guns by relating with officials at the headquarters instead of the state, stating that such move was totally strange to the party’s guidelines and regulation.
“There are fundamental criteria of becoming a member in our party, including registration at the ward level and being a financial member among others; none of it has been fulfilled by Otunba Omisore.
“Maybe he is trying to influence the process to his advantage.
“As far as we are concerned, he is just the party admirer, not a member.
“Our National Leader, Chief Olu Falaye, has made it clear to all of us that the party should not be allowed to be hijacked by anybody. It is on this we stand,” the chairman said.
Ishola listed the names of aspirants on the platform of the party to include: Otunba Yemisi Oladeji, Mr AbdulWakeel Adeola and Munirudeen Atanda.
He, however, accused some individuals of distributing fake congress forms, saying “the party is yet to be notified of such process from the headquarters”.
“Let me state clearly here that as far as Congress is concerned in Osun State Social Democratic Party(SDP), the existing State Executives under my leadership was inaugurated on Feb. 16, 2016, and our tenure expires Feb. 15, 2020, in line with the provision of the constitution of our party.”
From Saheed Adeyemi, Osogbo.