Senator Iyiola Omisore is an unnecessary baggage for the APC and a perpetual loser who has reduced APC’s stock since his supposed ‘alliance’ with the APC began in 2018. You may not like this but it is the truth backed up by facts and the reality on ground.
Many things have been said about the official decamping of Sen. Iyiola Omisore to the APC, but no one has really delved beyond the sentiments and emotions being thrown around. Indeed, what value is he bringing to the table. what is his electoral value? Can the APC win Osun without the help of Omisore? In fact, did APC/Oyetola win Osun East Senatorial District during the last election or SDP/Omisore won the Guber election in which he was a candidate?
To put the answers (which are obvious) to these questions in perspective, when Sen. Iyiola Omisore contested as a Gubernatorial Candidate in 2018, he lost the election to the APC. This underscores the fact that he has no electoral value whatsoever he’s bringing to the APC. The APC can do well and win comfortably without his input.
In fact, in that same election in 2018, he won just two local governments in the Ife axis (his supposed ‘stronghold’) with APC winning the other two. He couldn’t win the entire four Local Governments in Ife Axis of the state.
Make of it what you will, but numbers don’t lie.
In Osun East where Sen. Omisore hails from, his party came a distant third with 29.23% of the total vote cast in that district, whilst the PDP, got 31.52% of the vote cast from that district, whilst the APC won the senatorial district with 35.22% of the total vote cast.
Fast forward to 2019 general elections, his party, the SDP lost woefully (the excuse being they are in alliance with the APC).
Rather than maintain the lead acquired during the 2018 gubernatorial election, the entire senatorial district was lost to the opposition PDP.
Omisore failed to deliver even ‘his‘ Ife in the Senatorial and House of Representatives elections, with the PDP winning both as a result of his failure.
For the rerun election for the 2018 Guber Poll, APC would have won without the help of Omisore. His party, the SDP, had lost the wards where the rerun elections took place. In fact, many say he was persona non-grata in those areas.
Lastly, his true value as an albatross will be known to the APC in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in the state when he fails to deliver!