Osun State 2022 governorship race has just become more interesting as Dele Adeleke on Friday declared his interest to contest the highest political position in the state.
The new candidacy increased the number of candidates contesting for the same position under PDP to five, having Senator Ademola Adeleke, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, Soji Omirin and Dotun Babayemi already on the list.
There are assertions from political watchers that Dele, getting into the contest with his uncle may tear their family apart.
Naija News understands that Dele was at the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja earlier on Friday (today), to pick the party’s expression of interest and nomination forms for the gubernatorial primaries for the sum of N21 million.
This will have him run against his uncle in the next PDP gubernatorial primaries in the state.
Dele, who is a financial expert, was the Returning Officer at the 2018 gubernatorial election in the station, where he was responsible for marshalling points to defend his uncle at both the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Tribunal to the Supreme Court, where the judgment favoured the eventual winner, incumbent Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
Considering his performances in the previous electoral job, supporters clamoured for his participation in the next election as against his uncle Senator Ademola Adeleke.
There are assertions also that Dele has the backing of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and some leaders in the South West, Naija News reports.
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