As the Osun 2022 governorship election build momentum, Adeleke brother are already having it uneasy, ENigeria Newspaper reports.
In the center of the uneasy battle are two Adeleke brothers Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 gubernatorial election, and his nephew, Dele Adeleke.
ENigeria Newspaper learnt that both Ademola Adeleke and Dele Adeleke his cousin are locked in a battle over who picks the governorship ticket under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Since the Independent National Electoral Commission – INEC announced the date for another gubernatorial election in Osun (July 16, 2022) tension has not ceased to mount especially upon the return of Ademola Adeleke also nicknamed as the dancing Senator from Atlanta USA where he had bagged a degree in criminal justice.
The Dancing Senator had reportedly returned to structure take off of his campaign for the Osun 2022 election.
His return reportedly sent shivers to the incumbent Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola’s camp but the recent report received by ENigeria Newspaper is that respite may be in sight for the incumbent if the recent rancho currently rocking the Adeleke family continues.
Osun 2022: Why Dele Adeleke refused to bow to Ademola Adeleke
Recall that in 2016, after the death of Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke who was a seating Senator, the family was compensated with the opportunity to field a candidate to fill the vacuum and after consultation, it was agreed by the family that Ademola Adeleke (dancing Senator) fills the void.
Again in 2018 during the governorship election, Ademola was the candidate of the PDP in a keenly contested election that produced the incumbent governor, Adegboyega Oyetola.
Dele Adeleke’s grievance allegedly sterns from the fact that since he holds the party’s grass root structure he deserves to be given an opportunity just like his uncle.
Dele, a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and Lagos Business School and accountant cum business manager, who piloted the recapitalization drive of Pacific Bank in 2002, is said to be enjoying the support of certain stakeholders who believe he is endowed with the kind of qualities lacking in the “dancing senator.”
Meanwhile ENigeria Newspaper further understood that Dele Adeleke, who spearheaded the defunct bank’s inroad into Oil and Gas Market and vessel acquisition, was the PDP Agent at the state collation center during the 2018 gubernatorial election where his uncle (Ademola Adeleke) was the candidate.
On the road to Osun 2022, there are clear indications that obviously the battle between the Adelekes if not properly checked, may be what the All Progressives Congress will harp on to coast to victory at the polls.