It appears that politics in Osun has taken the usual Nigerian style of name calling as the people of Osun West Senatorial District get set to elect late Isiaka Adeleke’s replacement on Saturday, July 8th.
Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola minced no words when he disclosed that Dr Deji Adeleke must have gone mad over his sibling’s death.
Aregbesola was reacting to claims by Adeleke who is pop-star, Davido’s dad that he was owing him money.
“O dabi pe iku egbon e ti da lori ru (it seems his brother’s death has made him insane)”, Aregbesola said at a campaign recently in Ede.
Deji’s brother, Ademola Adeleke who is also the deceased Senator’s sibling is the PDP flag-bearer ahead of the by-election.
The Governor said “Deji Adeleke is a business man, he is not a politician but it is like his brother’s death has run him mad.” (O dabi pe iku egbon e ti da lori ru). It is a lie that I borrowed money from Deji.”
He went on to say “It is to the glory of God that they got the Certificate of Occupancy of their university from our government. Why didn’t those who are their new friends give them C of O of that university? If Deji Adeleke had so much money, why did he beg me to waive the payable tax of his university? Why couldn’t he just pay?
“I am bold enough to say this over and over again, because I have never sought assistance from any member of the Adeleke family, even during the lifetime of Senator Isiaka Adeleke. Nothing of such occurred.
“My relationship with the late Adeleke was cordial and beyond politics because we had known each other even before Osun politics, because our residences were adjacent to each other in Lagos State.”