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2014: Osun State Is No Go Area For Election Riggers

By Oyewale Oyelola

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Osun state chapter has warned that Osun state is no go area for election riggers.

Alhaji Isiaka Adeleke

Alhaji Isiaka Adeleke

The spokesperson of the state APC, Kunle Oyatomi said this while answering questions from our correspondent on the governorship aspiration of first democratic governor of the state, Alhaji Isiaka Adeleke who allegedly joined the 2014 governorship race on the instruction of President Jonathan.

Oyatomi said that there is nothing wrong for anybody to contest election in democratic dispensation, adding that Adeleke’s ambition is a welcome development.

In his words: “Senator Isiaka Adeleke ambition is a welcome development, anybody can aspire for any political office in democratic era. Anybody can brag but governance is for people who know the rudiment of good governance.

“It is not new for presidency to be in delusion of taking over any state which they want but State of Osun is different. Osun is not Anambra state. People of  Osun state of Osun resist any attempt for forceful take over the state by PDP. People of the state are intelligent, political conscious and know their true leader. Osun people would not allow their sweat to be wasted.” He stated.

He added that Adeleke is a political adventurer who is in politics for selfish interest.

It would be recalled that Senator Isiaka Adeleke while picking his governorship nomination form revealed that President Goodluck Jonathan urged him to join the governorship race.

The Ede born politician disclosed that he intention is to return to the Senate in 2015. He represented Osun West senatorial district in senate from 2007-2011 where he served as Chairman, Senate committee on INEC.

With the latest development, Adeleke will battle for PDP governorship ticket with former deputy governor of the state and two-term senator, Otunba Iyiola Omisore, former House of Representative member, Hon. Oluwole Oke and former Minister for Youth Affairs, Olasunkanmi Akinlabi.

The PDP gubernatorial primary election for osun state is scheduled for April 5, 2014.


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