OBIORA IFOH, Abuja
Osun West Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Nurudeen Demola Adeleke, has claimed that his elder brother, late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, was responsible for the emergence of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as governor of Osun state.
Adeleke who was speaking in Abuja shortly after he was given PDP flag as the candidate in forthcoming July 8 bye-election in Osun by the national chairman of the party Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, said “Aregbesola was at the verge of losing before my brother won election for him.”
He stated that since he emerged the candidate of the PDP, the state has been shaking, expressing optimism that he would emerge victorious in the election.
According to him, the Labour Party (LP), Accord Party, even some sections of the APC have joined in the campaign train to ensure that he wins the bye-election.
“Osun is moving, Osun is shaking because we will win. As I speak to you today, the Labour Party, Accord Party even the APC, has joined. By the grace of Allah, victory will be ours,” Adeleke said.
The PDP candidate, who said he was not new to politics contrary to claims in some quarters, said he followed his late brother since 1992 when the older Adeleke won governorship election in the state.
He wondered where Aregbesola was when his elder brother won the election in 1992 as governor of Osun State.
“I am not new in the game of politics; I have learnt from the master, I have learnt from the veteran himself (late Adeleke). Aregbesola was already a goner before my brother won the election for him. I have followed my brother since 1992. Where was Aregbesola when my brother won the governorship election in 1992?”
On the allegation that he had no APC membership card as claimed by the Osun State Publicity Secretary, the Senatorial candidate said the party was made up of liars, stating that he and the late Senator Adeleke had defected to the APC at the same time.
“I and the late senator decamped to the APC at the same time. I was a member but thank God I am home now (PDP). APC is a party that lies.”, he claimed.
Adeleke, who was accompanied to the PDP headquarters by the Osun State PDP chairman and the Ondo State chairman, Hon Biyi Poroye, said since he emerged the PDP candidate in the Osun West Senatorial bye-election, the state is shaking because of his exit from APC.
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