By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State on Thursday cautions leaders and.members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to “stop deceiving” their selves that its defeated candidate at last September’s governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke is good enough for governor of the state ’.
APC in a statement signed by its Director of Publicity in Osun State Barrister Kunle Oyatomi made available to newsmen said “Adeleke’s personality is problematic and embarrassingly scandalous in regard to his educational qualifications’.
“If the PDP as a political party is not embarrassed by the scandals surrounding Adeleke’s personality and qualifications, some of its members are concerned enough to seek clarity in court. But for the PDP through its chairman, Hon. Soji Adagunodo, to turn around and accuse the APC of instigating PDP’S members, led by Mr Ajayi Shuaib, to seek clarity in court appears dumb to us”, it said.
Osun APC added “let’s remind the PDP that when Adeleke was rejected by the APC years back for the senatorial election, the PDP adopted him within hours and dumped their best qualified and professional minds. However, what they did not factor into their hasty adoption was the potentially obvious down sides of the young man. They did not really think it through,”.
Berating Osun state PDP for failing “to take responsibility for the baggage it illadvisedly invited to their party because it was desperate to win election.” APC stated
“we have no interest in Adeleke. We rejected him long ago. Now that the PDP is discovering why the APC dumped him, it is just reasonable that the PDP carries its cross.”
“Regarding what Adagunodo called their “stolen mandate”, the APC said, “the PDP is still living in darkness. No matter how hard that party tries, it cannot get Osun people to repeat the tragedy of 2003, saying, “0sun has left that era behind. We have since taken governance of Osun to an enviable higher pedestal,” .