THE governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the July 16 gubernatorial election in the State of Osun, Arch. Goke Omigbodun has said the people of the state are tired of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Omigbodun said the electorate will reject both the APC and the PDP, saying this will afford him the opportunity to emerge victorious at the governorship poll.
The Osogbo born educationist and politician who spoke with OSUN DEFENDER in a telephone interview yesterday, said he is preparing himself to be the next governor of the state.
According to him, his chances of winning the election are high as the major opposition party, PDP, is in disarray and embellished in serious crisis.
He said: “The people of Osun are determined not to return APC. The contest is not about how much money APC has and does not have. The contest is between the rest of us and if the contest is between the rest of us, I will be fooling myself to pretend not to know the PDP always had a stronger show in past elections in Osun, but PDP is facing a serious crisis now.
“Akin Ogunbiyi left the party and others are planning to leave. Where is that power with which they want to move forward now that they are breaking apart?
“I foresee a situation whereby SDP will escape with a victory, probably about 40 percent of the votes. So, I’m preparing myself to be the next governor of Osun”.
When asked about the weak structure of his party in the state, Omigbodun said the SDP has been welcoming more people to the party since Sen. Iyiola Omisore left.
He said: “I am talking to people everywhere now to make sure that even nonpoliticians become part of our structure.
“A lot of nonpoliticians are joining us now on account of their knowledge that Iyiola Omisore is no more with us and the fact that I did not belong to the camp of the SDP Chairman, Sola Oladehinde who they knew is working for Omisore.
“But now that is clear to them that I’m not working with any of them (Omisore, Oladehinde), people are now coming into the party.
“Also, a lot of mixed-matching is going on now and people are moving from one party to another and with the time left before the election, we hope to have more than enough to win the election.