Senator Iyiola Omisore, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the Osun governorship election has been the target of attacks by PDP supporters on Twitter.
And he has also been praised by supporters of the All Progressives Congress for helping their candidate, by default.
The PDP sympathisers are blaming him for playing a spoiler and giving the APC candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, a decisive advantage over the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke.
In their calculations, Omisore has taken away the votes that ought to have been won by the PDP candidate, who according to unconfirmed reports, is trailing the APC candidate, from results from the 30 local councils being collated.
Omisore proved he has a solid home base when he thrashed all the other candidates, by winning his polling unit with 166 votes, leaving the APC, PDP and others to scramble for the remaining 60 votes. PDP only scored nine votes at the polling unit 3, Moore Ward in Ile-Ife.
He went on to win his Moore Ward 11 by polling 2663 votes, while the APC candidate won 706 votes. The PDP candidate came a distant third winning 342 votes. ADC got 26 and ADP 145 votes.
Here are some tweets decrying or praising Omisore’s electoral value and the effect it has on the ultimate outcome of the election:
Imagine if Omisore and Ademola work together, Osun state would just be a walk over for PDP, But no they won't.
— Abiodun Ajide (@AbiodunLV) September 22, 2018
If omisore was the PDP candidate, I think he would have had a better chance of winning the #OsunDecides2018
— André | Dokpesi (@GottiLavida) September 22, 2018
Omisore couldn't win. But he played a perfect spoiler role. Now APC will win comfortably. Nice try, Adeleke. 👏👏
— Mógáji Múftáù (@mogajicares) September 22, 2018
'The enemy of my enemy is my friend' APC benefiting from this with omisore.
— Today's Bread (@Tuday_Bread) September 22, 2018
PDP encumbered again! #OsunDecides2018
— Erhayanmen Michael (@mykellionaire) September 22, 2018
Osun people will have 4 governors by tomorrow morning when the result is declared.
1. Omisore: Governor of Ife
2. Adeleke: Governor of Ede
3. Adeoti: Governor of Iwo
4. Oyetola: Governor of Osun state.
— Positive Black Soul (@taiwoalabiho2) September 22, 2018
— The Godfather (@Ayourb) September 22, 2018
The problem of PDP in Osun was imposition. Imagine if they had managed the Omisore & co issue well. But no, they won’t. Someone will just sit down somewhere and decide it must be Adeleke.
Same thing will happen in their presidential primaries. They should continue 👏👏
— Adeyanju Deji 🇳🇬 (@adeyanjudeji) September 22, 2018
Dear Senator Omisore,
I just wanna say a very BIG thank you for job well done in the #OsunDecides2018
— 10th Wedding Anniversary (@iameneji) September 22, 2018