|Senator Ademola Adeleke, Davido, Dr. Deji Adeleke & the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke|
The younger brother to the former Governor, the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke of the State of Osun has declared his intention to run for the Governorship election in the State, come September 22, 2018. The dancing doctor, who is the jolliest and happiest law maker in Nigeria made his intention known just yesterday. Just by declaring his intention to run alone, the man who would have given the late Michael Jackson and even Usher and Chris Brown a run for their money has caused jitters to the spine of the APC, which is the ruling party in the state.
Dismiss the jolly good fella at your own peril! He showed his mettle just about a year ago when he defeated very soundly the candidate of the Governor then, even with all the might of the ruling party against him to coast to a resounding victory. It was a show of the might of the people against the might of government and at that occasion, the government's might was exposed to be inconsequential and of no effect whatsoever.
Senator Demola Adeleke of the then APC, had stepped in to run for the senatorial position that had become vacant by virtue of the mysterious and untimely demise of his elder brother, Senator Isiaka Adeleke aka Serubawon (cause them to fear), a former Governor, who was a Senator then and a powerbroker in the politics of Ede and Osun state. When his intention and candidacy was rejected by vested interest, he was forced to look elsewhere to prosecute his ambition, so he joined the opposition party who had recognised his strength and embraced him with much aplomb and welcomed him very gladly and the result is what he is today, a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Now barely a year after engineering that embarrassing defeat of the incumbent government's machinery and now fully backed up by an opposition that seem to have now woken up from lethargy and slumber and are desperate for victory, especially hell bent on returning back to power, Senator (dr) Demola NURUDEEN Adeleke, the brother of Mr. Deji Adeleke, the billionaire dad of the award winning superstar Davido and father to Davido's cousin B Red, is ready to dazzle all comers again in his bid to become, the next executive Governor of Osun State come 2019.
The campaign towards the election, if he becomes the preferred candidate of the PDP would be fun galore. In fact, it would be epic on and at all levels. You must expect the best of music and dance and fun and if care is not taken, that could just sway the votes and carry him or cart him home to victory, that's why we had said at the very beginning, that to ignore him is at your own peril! Just imagine how his nephew, that's Davido and friends providing awesome music at the campaign grounds and Senator Adeleke entering to rousing welcomes with the display of badass dance steps and then with many of his colleagues and PDP Governors in attendance as a show of solidarity! And then there's the war chest that would be provided by Dr. Deji Adeleke who is worth in excess of $700 plus millions in the background. This would be one fun campaign by all standards and we are eagerly awaiting it to happen. That Senator Iyiola Omisore's has left the PDP alone, would have given Adeleke a major boost that he could clinch the party's ticket, to run and contest against the might of the APC & outgoing Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
In a letter to the PDP leadership declaring his intention, Senator Ademola Adeleke said the decision to contest the governorship election is borne out of a conviction that he has “all it takes to unite leaders and members of our party as well as galvanise the electorate towards ensuring a resounding victory for the PDP in the forthcoming poll.”
The letter reads: “In accordance with the directive of the leadership of our great party, I wish to respectfully express my intent to vie for the ticket of the party as its candidate in the Osun State governorship election holding on the 22nd September 2018.
“I am a member of the party in Sagba Abogunde Ward 2 of the Ede North local government in the Osun West senatorial district.
“As a loyal man from the strongest political base of the PDP in Osun State, I am willing, able and prepared to offer myself for this great service if given the opportunity to fly our flag as the governorship candidate.
“I pledge my continuous commitment and support to the stability, growth, and success of the PDP at all levels.”