Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate in Osun State, has reaffirmed his commitment to rescuing the state from bad governance.
Adeleke, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stated that his desire to lead Osun is motivated by the people.
The former legislator said this in a statement in response to the PDP Appeal Screening Panel’s report clearing him to run in the state’s governorship primaries on March 7.
The former senator thanked the committee and the party’s national leadership for standing up for truth and justice in a statement posted by his Campaign Organization’s Media & Strategy arm.
Adeleke urged other party candidates to treat the election as a sporting event, stating that their ambitions should not be a do-or-die situation.
“My goal to manage Osun state is people-driven,” the statement reads in part. We are not frightened to face the primary delegates or the people of Osun State in the general election. I encourage my colleagues to treat the competition as if it were an athletic event.
“As for me, I reiterate: we are not adversaries; we want to serve; and our ambition should not be a do or death situation.”
Delegates should choose the candidate, and voters should choose the governor.
“Because we are members of the same political party and family, we must be cautious in our behavior.” We must prepare to fight our common enemy (the All Progressives Congress) as a united front.
In 2018, Adeleke ran for governor as a candidate for the PDP. Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress defeated him in the election.