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Osun 2022: I remain PDP’s official guber candidate – Adeleke

By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
13 March 2022   |   3:08 am
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has said that he remains the official candidate of the party ahead of the July 16 poll...

[FILE PHOTO] Ademola Adeleke

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has said that he remains the official candidate of the party ahead of the July 16 poll, notwithstanding the court’s affirmation of Dotun Babayemi.
 
He also commended the national leadership of the party for its steadfastness in protecting the party’s constitution.
 
Adeleke commended Iyorchia Ayu’s leadership of the party describing it as being honest, transparent and fair to all in the handling of the governorship primaries, adding that, “our leaders obeyed and enforced the party’s constitution, irrespective of whoever was involved.

 
“The leadership rejected frantic bid to disenfranchise us. The NWC insisted on due process and tradition. I am a product of due compliance with the PDP and Nigeria’s constitution. By law and tradition, I remain the flag bearer of our great party, and I am ready with God and men to lead the PDP to victory,” the businessman turned politician said.
 
While describing the ongoing legal tussle as nothing unusual in a statement issued, yesterday, by his campaign organisation, Adeleke said those who headed to the court, and those who filed appeal petitions are only exercising their rights, adding, however, that “in due course, the will of party’s delegates leading to my candidature will be embraced by all.
 
“I once again call on my fellow aspirants to let us unite to secure victory for the party. Our team is open to all and we promise that we will run an inclusive campaign and government in the best interest of the people of Osun State,” the statement said.