The family of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the September 22, 2018 governorship poll in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, on Thursday, said many promises made by the PDP before the family accepted the party’s governorship ticket were not kept.
Elder brother to the governorship candidate, Dr Deji Adeleke, in a statement he issued in Osogbo on Thursday, declared that his younger brother had no intention to contest the governorship election in the first place.
He, however, added that Senator Adeleke, was prevailed on by the PDP leadership and elders before the family accepted “most reluctantly after receiving assurances and promises that were never kept.”
Dr Adeleke, therefore, rejected the reported nomination of his brother for another try for the governorship seat of Osun in 2022 by PDP leaders in the state, saying the party should give Senator Adeleke break to take a rest for now.
He expressed gratitude to those who are concerned about the huge resources committed to execute his younger brother’s participation in the PDP primary and general elections and the payment to lawyers during the litigation period.
Adeleke conselled that money spent on elections should not be considered an investment that would be recouped upon assumption of office through corruption and banditry, but should rather be considered as a grant to help deepen democracy and advance the rule of law.