BREAKING: Osun 2014: Omisore Wins PDP Primaries

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A former deputy governor of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, has been declared winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship primaries in the state.
Mr. Omisore, who is also a former senator, defeated Akinlabi Olasunkanmi, a former Minister of Youth Development; and Oluwole Oke, a former member of House of Representatives to win the party ticket.
Mr. Omisore was announced on Saturday as winner of the primaries by the chairman of the Organising Committee, Adamu Aliero, a former governor of Kebbi State.
Mr. Omisore is from Ile-Ife in Osun State and represented Osun East, made up of Ife and Illesha, in the Senate from 2003 to 2011 on the PDP ticket.
Before then, he was deputy governor on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy between 1999 and 2002, when Bisi Akande was governor of the state.
Mr. Akande is now the acting national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC; the ruling party in Osun.
In 2002, Mr. Omisore was accused of being responsible for the murder of Bola Ige, then Nigeria’s Attorney General and Justice Minister, who was murdered in his Ibadan home on December 23, 2001. Mr. Ige was from Ilesha.
Mr. Omisore was detained for almost two years and won his 2003 senatorial election while in prison. He was eventually cleared by the court and freed.
Mr. Omisore is expected to be the main opponent to Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the APC in the August 9 governorship election in the state.

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