Since the July 8 election that produced Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, representing Osun West Senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Iyiola Omisore’s profile has suddenly been on the rise.
His home is said to have become a Mecca of sorts, as he is believed to have given the leadership of the opposition party a strong hope that it can wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress, in 2018.
Until now, his popularity had allegedly dwindled in the state, after he lost the Osun State governorship election to the incumbent, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
During the perceived interregnum in his political life, he pursued his Ph. D in Engineering. But typical of a master strategist, the Ife, Osun State-born Prince bounced back, and is fast taking his rightful place in the politics of the state.
Today, many of his disciples who left him during the dark years are returning to his fold.
It will be recalled that shortly before the July 8 senatorial election, the former deputy governor brokered peace among aggrieved party members, a development that has proved to be fruitful.Commenting on this unfolding development, a source revealed that even if Omisore did not contest the number one job in the state in 2018, he would definitely play a huge role in who becomes the governor because of his growing influence.