The leadership of the Labour Party (LP) in Osun State has picked Chief Michael Adenipekun as the running mate to Engineer Fatai Akinbade in the state governorship election slated for August 9, this year.
To this end, the erstwhile Secretary to the State Government on Wednesday in Abuja, submitted his INEC’s governorship form alongside that of his deputy.
According to Akinbade’s Director of Media, Mr. Kayode Oladeji, Adenipekun who was born on July 10,1952, and hails from Osu in Atakumasa West Local Government Area of the state, is a technocrat and a seasoned administrator who joined the local government service in 1981 as an administrative officer and retired as a Permanent Secretary, Local Government Service Commission in 2012.
The well-respected Adenipekun, who is the Arapate of Osu, holds a BSc, Political Science from University of Ibadan and MSc in Local Government Studies from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife.
The deputy governorship candidate who has travelled far and wide is a community leader, a Christian and a family man.
Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the party, Barr.Dan Nwayanwu, has reiterated his optimism that the party would win the coming elections in Osun and Ekiti States.
Nwayanwu then charged members to work assiduously in ensuring the realisation of this dream.