Senator representing Osun west senatorial district, Ademola Adeleke, has declared his intention to contest the September 22 governorship election in the state. Adeleke announced his plan to run for the office in a letter written to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Aleleke, 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 had defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP and still won.
“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, 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”, he added.