- Senator Ademola Adeleke has declared intention to contest September 22 gubernatorial election in Osun state under PDP
- He defected to PDP last year and became the senator of federal republic of Nigeria after the demise of his brother, Isiaka, who was a member of APC
- Adeleke said that he has what it takes to take the state to a promised land
Senator Ademola Adeleke, an uncle to a Nigerian prominent hip-hop artist, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has declared his interest to contest the September 22 governorship election.
The Cable reports that Adeleke, who represents Osun west senatorial district, made this known in a letter he addressed to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
NAIJ.com gathered that the senator, who has spent barely a year in the senate, replaced Isiaka, his elder brother, who died in April 2017.
A few days to the election, Adeleke defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP and still won.
In his letter to the leadership of the PDP, he said the decision to contest the gubernatorial election is born out of a conviction that he possesses “all it takes to unite leaders and members of our party as well as galvanise the general electorate towards ensuring a resounding victory for the PDP in the forthcoming poll.”
“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", Adeleke wrote.
Before his death, Isiaka planned to run for the governorship election in the state.
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Speaking in a recent interview, Senator Adeleke revealed why he likes dancing as well as how he taught his sons and Davido how to dance.
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