Reports coming in according to Society Now has it that South West governors are presently rooting for Otunba Iyiola Omisore to become a minister in the Next Level cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the report, the governors who are said to be actively involved in the move to make Ife born politician a minister in the soon to be constituted cabinet of the president, according to checks, are Kayode Fayemi, Rotimi Akeredolu and Gboyega Oyetola of Ekiti, Ondo and Osun States respectively.
Iyiola Omisore – formerly a member of Peoples Democratic Party – is an ex-senator and former deputy governor of Osun State.
They are currently lobbying those that matter and have the ears of Mr President on his behalf, an insider maintains.
“He (Omisore) is very close to Kayode Fayemi and Akeredolu… He also has a very good relationship with Gov Oyetola now…. You know he did the magic for them during the gubernatorial election rerun and the governor really appreciates his contribution”, a source in the know divulged.
Omisore was the candidate of Social Democratic Party SDP in the last governorship election in Osun State.
He came third at the gubernatorial poll.
The quest by the two major parties, the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party during the September 2018 gubernatorial election after INEC had declared the election inconclusive and called for a rerun turned Omisore to a beautiful bride both parties sought to woo.
Governor Fayemi was part of the the ruling APC team that visited to talk Omisore into working for incumbent Gov Oyetola during the rerun exercise.
His contribution did it for APC as its Candidate Gboyega Oyetola eventually emerged winner.
According to the source, the promise of him picking up the senatorial ticket of the Ife-Ijesha Senatorial district was among the several promises that were made to him in exchange for his support.
In what many tagged a betrayal of sort the ticket was handed to Ajibola Famurewa one of former governor Aregbesola’s loyalists.
But feelers reaching societynow.ng from those who are familiar with the kind of machination being put in place by the trio of the governors backing him this time show Omisore looks good to clinch the ministerial slot.