By Tunde Oyekola, Osogbo
Osun State branch of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Monday reiterated it’s stance on the membership status of Senator Iyiola Omisore, insisting that he is not yet a registered member of the party.
Chairman of SDP in the State, Chief Ademola Ishola made this known in a press conference held in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, adding that the party has not received Omisore officially into the party in the state.
Ishola explained that the process of becoming a member of the party, in line with the dictates of the party constitution requires familiarisation and registration from the ward to the local government level.
He added that none of the process of registration as a member from the state has been fulfilled by Omisore.
The Chairman further carpeted the Former Deputy Governor in the state for jumping the gun, for relating with officials at the headquarters instead of the state, stating that such move is 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.
“May be 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”, he said.
Ishola went further to list 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 form the headquarters.
“Let me state clearly here that as far as the congress is concerned in Osun State Social Democratic Party (SDP), the existing State Executives under my leadership was inaugurated on the 16th February, 2016 and our tenure expires 15th February, 2020, in line with the provision of the constitution of our party”.