By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Osun State Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 election, Senator Ademola Adeleke on Tuesday, arrived Osogbo, the state capital in what could be described as triumphant entry after two years he left the State to America.
On his arrival in Osogbo, the state capital, Adeleke declared his intention to contest again in the 2022 guber polls in the State.
The former Osun West Senator was received by thousands of his supporters and PDP faithful, who gathered from all wards to receive him at the party secretariat.
The rally that took place at the state Secretariat of the party, Biket junction, Osogbo/Ikinrun road witnessed a mammoth crowd of the party faithful.
While speaking, Senator Adeleke thanked the team party supporters and the leaders of the party for still believing in him.
He appraised their resilience and relentless effort in building the party, adding that, he’s coming back home would be used to unify the party.
Adeleke then advised Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to begin writing his handover note and prepare to leave the government house come November 27, 2022.
Speaking at the event, the state chairman of the party, Hon. Sunday Bisi said it gladdens their heart that, in spite of the vicious political manipulation which robbed Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Governorship position in 2018 and the naked use of State power to harass him, the Governorship Candidate of the party had deemed it fit to immediately use the period after the election in a very productive and rewarding manner.
He said, Instead of whining in bitterness or even creating mischief to protest the controversial decisions of the courts after the 2018 elections, Senator Adeleke stayed focused on personal self-development and positive engagements as a true democrat and reminiscent of historical values of your dynasty.
Bisi applauded the former Senator for towing a line of self-development and concentrating on having better political future rather than been pessimistic.
“We love your courage and we appreciate your disposition as a man of peace. we are convinced that you are a man of divine purpose. Your unflinching effort at reinvigorating the party even while in faraway United States of America depicts you as a vessel of love, who will spare nothing to emancipate the good people of Osun State”
” We are proud of the attainment of the honours you attained and even more proud of the heartwarming recommendations of the college authorities and your course mates. You have demonstrated beyond doubt that where there is a will, there will also be a way.”
“With the additional feat to previous ones in the Social, Economic and Political spheres, you have assured us that you are better positioned to drive the process of growth in our dear State and Nigeria as a whole.”
“Let me use this medium to warm those who feel they can subdue our party with force of violence to desist forthwith. Such vain effort cannot get at us as our courage is too fortified to be discouraged”
“Testing the will of our people through any form of violence of is an effort in futility but stretching it further will backfire. We will not warn you again”
“On our part as a party, we pray the Almighty God grants Senator Ademola Adeleke good health and sound mind to continually be of service to Osun State, Nigeria and humanity in general”