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Osun by-election: Adeleke defects to PDP over APC's panel decision

Osun by-election: Adeleke defects to PDP over APC's panel decision

- All is not well in the Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

- The rumbles in the party has to do with the by-election in Osun-West senatorial district

- The party may have lost one of its major contenders to the opposition

The APC aspirant in the Osun-West senatorial district, Chief Ademola Adeleke has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to contest the July 8 senatorial by-election.

Adeleke is the younger brother of Late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, the occupant of the seat before his controversial demise.

Rumours of the state government playing a key role in the senator's death has refused to die down despite the report of a coroner inquest instituted by the government.

Osun by-election: Adeleke defects to PDP over APC's panel decision

Adeleke undergoing his registration as a member of the PDP

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Sahara Reporters shared pictures from the official defection of the younger Adeleke to the PDP.

The chairman of the PDP in Osun state, Soji Adagunodo also confirmed the defection of Adeleke to The Punch via a text message.

The secretary, Adeleke Support Group, Alhaji Saheed Afolabi, also confirmed that Adeleke had picked the PDP nomination form to contest the primary expected to hold today, Wednesday, June 14.

Osun by-election: Adeleke defects to PDP over APC's panel decision

Adeleke displaying his PDP membership form

His words: “Otunba Ademola Adeleke has picked the PDP nomination form. 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.”

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Meanwhile, the Change for Real (CFR), a political group in the state, has accused the national chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun of compromising the screening and appeal panel's reports that had earlier disqualified Mr. Mudashiru Hussain, from contesting the by-election.

The group said what is current happening in APC as regard Osun Senatorial re-run is no more democracy, but impunity.”

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