Senator Ademola Adeleke has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic party(PDP). Ademola, a former APC candidate for the Osun-West senatorial district in the upcoming July 8th by-elections, decamped because of the party’s decision to clear another candidate, Mudashiru Hussain, for the position, despite his disqualification.
The Secretary of the Adeleke Support Group, Alhaji Saheed Afolabi, who is an APC chieftain confirmed that Adeleke had picked the PDP nomination form to contest the primary expected to hold on Wednesday.
In his words;
“Otunba Ademola Adeleke has picked the PDP nomination form. You will see him at the PDP primary election tomorrow. He is only going for affirmation because the PDP has talked to their aspirants and they have all agreed that Ademola Adeleke should be given the ticket.The APC Screening Committee disqualified Senator Mudashiru Hussain, the Appeal Committee disqualified him but the NWC, after an intervention by some powerful persons, manipulated the whole thing and overturned it. We know what they mean but we are also ready for them.
The entire people of the Osun-West senatorial district are solidly behind Ademola Adeleke. They cannot stop him and he is going to win this election. Our appeal to INEC and the acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, is that they should not allow the desperate APC leaders in Osun State to use them to rig the election.”
Politics Nigeria was able to obtain a Photograph of Ademola Adeleke’s letter to the National Chairman of the APC, John Odigie Oyegun, informing him of his resignation from the party.