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Osun Guber: I Felt Ridiculed Contesting Against Adeleke – Oyetola




The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has stated that he felt ridiculed contesting against Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Recall that the Supreme Court, few weeks ago affirmed that victory of Governor Oyetola as the winner of the Osun State Governorship election.

Oyetola, while speaking when visited by the leadership of the Social Democratic Party, SDP-led by Professor Yemi Farounbi, stated that Senator Adeleke should be screened out of the race.

The Osun State Governor noted that the lack of control in Nigeria’s electoral system gave Adeleke the opportunity to contest against him.

“The country’s electoral system is weak, especially regarding the screening of candidates, which gave room for somebody like Ademola Adeleke to contest for the governorship seat of the state.”

“Sometimes when I sit down and realise that I was actually contesting with Adeleke, who is best at dancing, I felt ridiculed, very ridiculed. It would have been a tragedy for our state if the whole thing had turned the other way round.”

“Anybody that is seriously concerned about the development of the state would at least be interested in whoever is going to pilot the affairs of the state.”

“One wonders why the country’s electoral laws would have allowed that guy to even contest in the first instance. We don’t have control. Even in the north where we believe they’re disadvantaged in terms of education, they put in the best always. See whoever goes for any political office in the North is always the best of their stock.”

Source: Naija News